Printing Block


From: Tibet

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number 29-130-183
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Tibetan | Buddhist
Provenience Tibet
Section Asian
Materials Wood
Iconography Kalachakra Monogram | Dragon | Tiger | Snow Lion | Garuda
Inscription Language Tibetan Language

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.

Credit Line Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number O 278 - Sommerville Oriental Number

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