A Superb Pair of Buddhist Ritual Cabinet Doors with Face of Mahakala Tibet
|60 cm x 40 cm Each
A Superb Pair of Buddhist Ritual Cabinet Doors torgam painted with the face of Mahakala Protector Deity from Tibet
This very fine pair of old painted ritual cabinet doors called Torgam painted with the face of a Mahakala Deity from Tibet. Mahākāla is a protector deity known as a Dharmapala in Vajrayana Buddhism, particularly in most Tibetan and Mongolian traditions. T
his cabinet was designed to house utensils for ritual activity, likely in a chapel where invocations were performed for the protective deities.
Painted on uneven wood panels and dates from the 19th Century.
Provenance: Suzy Lebasi Collection. The Todd Barlin Collection
Exhibited: The Art of Compassion: Buddhist Art from the Todd Barlin Collection 2018 Sydney Australia
Published: The Art of Compassion: Buddhist Art from the Todd Barlin Collection 2018 Sydney Australia Page 38