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Lot 0076A
Central Asia, Tibet, ca. 19th century CE. A pair of brass dorjes, one of a rounded form and the other being relatively flat. The rounded dorje has a central bulb from which sprouts a pair of lotus blooms, each leading to a quartet of curved bars which resemble eagle talons. The flat dorje has an ovoid bulb in the center of two petaled caps with a trio of projecting talon-shaped bars. The dorje, an instantly recognizable symbol of Tibetan Buddhism, represents the moment at one attains enlightenment. Size of largest (flat design): 5.25" L (13.3 cm).

Provenance: private Los Angeles County, California, USA collection; ex-private Los Angeles, California, USA collection

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Both items have surface wear and minor abrasions commensurate with age, light tarnishing to surfaces, and some very minor nicks to bodies, otherwise intact and very good. Light earthen deposits throughout.

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Pair of 19th C. Tibetan Brass Dorjes

Estimate $600 - $900Jul 19, 2018
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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