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Printing Block

Object Number:29-130-183
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tibetan
Provenience: Tibet
Section:Asian
Materials:Wood
Iconography:Kalachakra Monogram
Dragon
Tiger
Snow Lion
Garuda
Inscription Language:Tibetan Language
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:O 278 - Sommerville Oriental Number

Description

Wood block for a prayer. The block depicts the four supernatural animals, a garuda, a dragon, a tiger, and a snow-lion who guard the four cardinal directions. In the center is a symbol of the ten stacked syllables of the Kalachakra (Tibetan: nam chu wang den). Rectangular with small knob at center of one end.

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