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Plaque,
Tibet.
Wood, mineral pigment,
15th to 16th century,
20" (51 cm) wide by 11.5" (29.2 cm) high

This wood plaque would have been part of the base of a buddha or stupa and was likely removed  ...
Plaque,
Tibet.
Wood, mineral pigment,
15th to 16th century,
20" (51 cm) wide by 11.5" (29.2 cm) high

This wood plaque would have been part of the base of a buddha or stupa and was likely removed  ...
Plaque, Tibet. Wood, mineral pigment, 15th to 16th century, 20" (51 cm) wide by 11.5" (29.2 cm) high This wood plaque would have been part of the base of a buddha or stupa and was likely removed by the Tibetans when the Chinese were destroying their cultural artifacts. It was probably used face down as a cutting board to keep it out of sight, as is evident in the photo below. It's unusual to depict a malevolent lion running with bared fangs while holding the pearls of wisdom.
price:  On request