A highly original late 18th century Tibetans monks trunk.
An early example of painted Tibetan furniture, the chest is lavishly decorated with emblems symbolic of two deer resting on lotus blossoms looking up at the wheel of Dharmachakra. Original pigment in great condition showing much of the colors.
Raised outlines and layers of glossy lacquer catch the light, accentuating the trunk’s otherworldly subject matter. The extravagant decoration along with the elegant spear-like iron fittings add refinement to its otherwise rough-hewn construction.
Age: Late 18th Century
Dimensions 30 1/2″ wide X 14 3/4″ high X 18 1/2″ deep