Domestic Shrine card

Domestic Shrine

50.31.7

On display

A beautifully painted wooden domestic altar. The base unit hold eight panels painted with large lotus, sprouting from rocks painted in bands of red, blues and greens bordered with gold, the background being a bright yellow. The shelving unit is smaller in width and depth than the base and is split into eight niches. The trefoil shaped painted wooden inlays above each niche create a shrine like space for individual statues or objects to sit. The canopy is intricately carved with scallops and painted with several lotus flowers, this is supported on a variety of Tibetan architectural features including false exposed joists painted in red and green.