A storage chest Tibet, 17th century
Lot 1028W
A storage chest Tibet, 17th century
Sold for US$ 11,250 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A storage chest
Tibet, 17th century
Ground mineral pigments, cloth, wood and metal; the narrow rectangular box is painted all over red with a simple hinged lid above an elaborate scalloped apron containing tiny repeating textile patterns. The front panel is dominated by a single writhing five-claw gilt dragon pursuing a flaming pearl surrounded by cloud trails, framed by a reciprocal cloud-band motif and dense floral form border and spandrels.
37 x 21 x 26 in. (93.9 x 53.3 x 66 cm.)

Footnotes

  • Compare with a closely related example attributed to the 15th century in the New Museum of Art, (see Valrae Reynolds, From the Sacred Realm: Treasures of Tibetan Art from The Newark Museum, Munich, 1999, plate 54, p. 110)

    Provenance:
    Acquired from Mohan Sakya, Kathmandu, Nepal, 2005.
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