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A group of thirteen wooden torpar
A group of thirteen wooden torpar

TIBET, 19TH CENTURY

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A group of thirteen wooden torpar
Tibet, 19th century
Each panel with hollow molds of various ritual motifs, including people, deities, spirits, torma offerings, animals and symbols
1 1/8 x 11¼ in. (4.4 x 28.5 cm.), each (13)
Provenance
Onno Janssens Collection, Netherlands, acquired in Amsterdam by 1996
Literature
Himalayan Art Resources, www.himalayanart.org, item no. 66784

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The molds were intended for casting dough impressions to be used as offerings during various complex Buddhist and Bon rituals.

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