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Lot 0049
Central Asia, Tibet, 19th century CE. A large drum from a Tibetan Buddhist temple, with a hand-carved and painted wooden body. The wooden edges of the drum are decorated with different symbols, among them shells, mandalas, lotus flowers, and fantastic animals. These are intended to give good fortune. Stretched across the drum is a nice leather surface - this instrument still makes a low, booming sound! It was made to be used in religious ceremonies. Size: 23" W x 45" H (58.4 cm x 114.3 cm)

Provenance: Ex-Private Boulder, CO collection acquired at Indochine Gallery

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Wear to painted surface and drum skin, with small losses to the handle near where it meets the drum body.

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19th C. Tibetan Painted Wood / Leather Temple Drum

Estimate $700 - $900Feb 9, 2017
Louisville, CO, USA