Printing Block


From: Tibet | Lhasa

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number A1407
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Tibetan | Buddhist
Provenience Tibet | Lhasa
Section Asian
Materials Wood
Iconography Kalachakra Monogram
Inscription Language Tibetan Language

Wooden printing block. Symbol of the ten stacked syllables of the Kalachakra (Tibetan: nam chu wang den) atop a lotus flower base. The top depicts a crescent moon and solar dot with a flame against a background of clouds. There is text at the very bottom and flanking the center symbol.

Credit Line Purchased from Alexander Scott, 1914

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