Nepalese Buddhist hinged box. Decorated with various Buddhist floral motifs and the deity, Chhepu the protector, central to its design. Distressed, with certain age on its side. In a compressed tropical Indian softwood, has been sourced from Kathmandu in Nepal. Whilst it wouldn’t qualify as an antique, it certainly has age on its side, having been produced in a time. Using skills handed down from generation to generation of Nepalese craftsmen. Anything over 100 years old, it’s worth remembering, is. Prohibited from being exported from the kingdom. The front surface is lavishly decorated with gilded floral motifs laid on a sacred vermillion ground, with what is believed to be the revered deity Ch. Hepu central to the design. The brother of Garuda, is known for his. Bravery, and given a place at the top of many main Buddhist shrines as the protector from all dangers. Above his head is a depiction of Chandra, or moon, something often found above the head of deities. In particular, both Sambar and Shiva who have the crescent moon as their hair dress. The top and side panels are simply decorated in a distressed vermillion and jade colour palette, the folding lid having been recently re-attached in a Kathmandu workshop before export. In the last two images, we show a travelling altar demonstrating its folding mechanism. One of several other Buddhist artefacts available from lacewing-interiors in separate listings. This hinged box, typically, would have graced a Buddhist prayer room in the Indian subcontinent , the focal point of daily contemplation or meditation. Equally, here in the West it makes a great decorator’s piece. With a lovely patina. A unique artefact from the. Roof of the World. Please look carefully at the photographs as they form part of the description. Raised height: 41.5 cms. THE SACRED ART OF TIBET FOR ART DIRECTION PURPOSES ONLY, AND NOT INCLUDED. UK mainland dispatch by. SEE DETAILS in the. To see the wide range of Indian vintage antiques currently in stock, search. Follow us in India on. The item “LARGE NEPALESE BUDDHIST MOTIF STORAGE BOX. CHHEPU THE PROTECTOR. NEPAL. TIBET” is in sale since Wednesday, December 11, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Indian”. The seller is “lacewing-interiors” and is located in Hampton, Middlesex. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, El salvador, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Viet nam.
- Region of Origin: Indian
- Product: Box
- Age: Post-1940
- Primary Material: TROPICAL WOOD
- Original/Repro: Original