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BUDDHIST MONASTERY DOOR FROM HIMALAYAN KINGDOM  BHUTAN

BUDDHIST MONASTERY DOOR FROM HIMALAYAN KINGDOM BHUTAN


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1900: Item # 1229498
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Original lacquer and pigments over hardwood. Motif incorporating Buddhist symbols and icons used throughout the Himalayas. At top is the Gankyl or Wheel of Joy. At the bottom, a Tiger and Yak The Gankyl is symbolic of primordial energy and represents the central unity and inseparability of all the teachings and philosophy of Dzochen the highest and most definitive path to enlightenment. The Tiger and The Yak are both components of the religious practices and manifestations of Tibetan Buddhism. The Tiger symbolizes unconditional confidence, disciplined awareness, kindness and modesty. The Yak is a Buddhist vehicle ridden by protective deities. In Tantric art it symbolizes authority, obedience to the law and remover of obstacles to enlightenment. Dimensions: Height: 67 3/4 inches Width: 30 1/2 Thickness: 1 1/2 inches