University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:A1406
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tibetan
Provenience: Tibet
Lhasa
Date Made: 15th Century - 1889
Early Date: 1400
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Wood
Technique:Carved
Iconography:Wind Horse
Inscription Language:Tibetan Language
Credit Line:Purchased from Alexander Scott, 1914

Description

Wooden printing block with text and central wind horse (Tibetan: lungta). The four corners include the Tibetan symbols for the four supernatural animals, a garuda, a dragon, a tiger, and a snow-lion who guard the four cardinal directions. The top depicts a crescent moon and solar dot. This block was probably used to make a prayer flag.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Himalaya: Land of the Snow Lion (Supplement) (04 Oct 2008 - 12 Apr 2009) View Objects in Exhibition

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