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Antique Tibetan Painted Trunk


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Furniture: Pre 1920: Item # 1264337
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Antique Tibetan trunk with a gorgeous painted front depicting a wide array of bright animals roaming grassy plains. From the left side, a blue scaled dragon with red hair and scales descends from a billowing cloud, clutching a ball in both of its front claws. Sheep, an ox, tigers, a rabbit, a horse, a large bird, and a dog span the plains, and two small monkeys are shown climbing a tree to pick its fruit, while a snake coils its body around the trunk. In the background a beautiful waterfall can be seen, with two heavenly beings in white veils cloak the mountain walls. Red lacquer with small flowers within a honeycomb design borders the front of the trunk, decorated with black and green arrows, and arrow-like iron hardware along the edges and an iron lock at the very top. 18th/19th century Size: 14.75" height, 35.25" width, 12.25" depth