A storage chest
Tibet, 16th/17th century
Ground mineral pigments, cloth wood and metal; the tray top with partial remaining decoration of a floral cartouche above a front panel decorated with a deer supported by a large lotus and surrounding leaves within a cusped cartouche. The surrounding flower head trellis pattern is enclosed by gold scrolling form spandrels and similar border. The sides are painted with jeweled offerings.
30 ½ x 11 x 16 ½ in. (77.5 x 27.9 x 41.9 cm.)