Origin: Tibet. Date: 17th/18th c. Technique: Wood painted with pigmentsAnd gold leaf, fittings from bronze. On the frontA sliding door. Description: On each side the painting showsA golden-yellow gate,Above each one of the four guardians of the cardinal points (Lokapala) is seated. The wall is filled with skulls resp. bodies in the manner ofA thangka,AndAlong the upper edge hanging stripped human skins.A kind of carpet leads up to the gate, flanked by predators suchAs tigers, lions, dogsAnd wolves, butAlsoA green horseAndA turtle. Measurement: Height 37cm, 23 x 26cm. ConditionA/B.
In these shrines the conical offerings (torma) made of barley flourAnd water were keptAfter the ceremonies for BuddhaAnd the Lokapala. TheyAre extremely rare to find in western collections .