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)
Onno Janssens Collection, Netherlands, acquired in Amsterdam by 1996
Himalayan Art Resources, www.himalayanart.org, item no. 66784
The molds were intended for casting dough impressions to be used as offerings during various complex Buddhist and Bon rituals.