A lama's mala Tibet, circa 18th century
Lot 1038
A lama's mala Tibet, circa 18th century
US$ 2,000 - 3,000
£1,200 - 1,800
Auction Details
Lot Details
A lama's mala
Tibet, circa 18th century
The irregular stained bone beads with large white shell spacers, and silver counter beads on leather tassels. 18 in. (45.7 cm.)

Footnotes

  • Bone malas considered to be powerful ritual objects and are used for rites of forceful activity, meaning annihilating confusion and obstacles.
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