An Iron Ritual Mirror with Gilt Copper Border
An Iron Ritual Mirror with Gilt Copper Border

TIBET, 18TH CENTURY

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An Iron Ritual Mirror with Gilt Copper Border
Tibet, 18th Century
The iron central section molded with the Tibetan syllable bhyoh, the gilt copper outer section with rope-twist borders, decorated with two skeletons, chitipati, amidst flames and scrollwork
6½ in. (16.5 cm.) diameter
Literature
Exhibition catalogue, Body, Speech and Mind, London, Spink & Son, Ltd., 1998, p. 70, cat. no. 37.
Exhibited
London, Spink & Son, Ltd., Body, Speech, and Mind, cat. no. 37, December 1998.

Lot Essay

The sacred syllable bhyoh is associated with the protectoress Palden Lhamo.
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