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    • Figure of Padmasambhava

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    • Bronze sculpture of Padmasambhava, a Buddhist guru from India. A historical figure, he was brought to Tibet by King Thisong Detson about 770 C.E. to assist in the building of the Samye monestery and later participated in the translation of all...
    • Five piece crown

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    • A Tibetan monatery statue crown made of 5 leaf-shaped pieces hand painted in metallic gold, silver, blue, red and green. Each crown piece has a gold center motif, possibly a letter, that is placed on a solid color background. The center medallion...
    • Mandala: The Buddha Vairocana

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    • Figure depicted in inner circle of thangka with four additional figures in small circles attached to the outside edge of inner circle. Multiple Buddhist images are shown throughout the thangka in blue, green, red, white and black. A fine line...
    • Portable reliquary (Gau)

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    • One of five gaus, portable reliquaries, of different sizes and materials. One has an image of a bird on the front, another has a double vajra, another is silver with inlaid turquoise and coral. (Individual descriptions not provided.) Bhutan gaus...
    • Portable reliquary (Gau)

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    • One of five gaus, portable reliquaries, of different sizes and materials. One has an image of a bird onthe front, another has a double vajra, another is silver with inlaid turquoise and coral. (Individual descriptions not provided.) Bhutan gaus (3)...
    • Portable reliquary (Gau)

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    • Circular box with bird in raised white metal. One of five gaus, portable reliquaries, of different sizes and materials. One has an image of a bird on the front, another has a double vajra, another is silver with inlaid turquoise and coral....
    • Portable reliquary (Gau)

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    • One of five gaus, portable reliquaries, of different sizes and materials. One has an image of a bird onthe front, another has a double vajra, another is silver with inlaid turquoise and coral. (Individual descriptions not provided.) Bhutan gaus (3)...
    • Portable reliquary (gau)

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    • One of five gaus, portable reliquaries, of different sizes and materials. One has an image of a bird on the front, another has a double vajra, another is silver with inlaid turquoise and coral. (Individual descriptions not provided.) Bhutan gaus...
    • Ritual bone apron

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    • Tibetan ritiual bone apron Top tier: Benign deities carved in relief on octagonal and oval pendants. Bottom tier: Demonic type faces carved in relief on pentagonal pendants. In between these two tiers, Tantric Buddhist symbols on smaller round or...
    • Ritual bronze mirror

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    • Lama figure on one side surrounded by 16th Century Lenza script. Reverse side has a border of Tibetan script from the same era that surrounds a plain disc. The varying properties of mirrors have been alluded to by writers from the Han dynasty on....
    • Ritual Hand Drum (Dameru)

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    • The folk-type dameru is made of two wooden bowl shapes. The bases of the bowls are connected and the open 'faces' which form the outer sides of this hand drum are covered with hide. Two thongs with knotted weights are attached and these hit against...
    • Ritual libation vessel (Kalasa)

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    • The Kalasa is used as the libation vessel. Water in an important element in Tibetan rituals and is always present on the altar. During rituals, lamas sprinkle water on the figures of deities and on worshippers to wash away defilements.
    • Silver teapot decorated with dragon heads

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    • A Tibetan parcel gilt silver teapot of generally baroque shape and proportion. The teapot is rounded in shape. It has been raised and has applied finial, handle, base, spout liner, and decorative collars and trim. The rim of the opening to the pot...

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