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6. Torgam, ritual cabinet
Tibet
18th c.
painted wood
width depth 17 x 45.5 x 33.5 inches (d x h x w) 43

Torgam, ritual cabinet

This richly decorated cabinet was used for storing ritual implements and supplies, as well as the "torma", flour and butter sculptures used as offerings in the place of animal sacrifice. This example is decorated with skillfully drawn designs in silver and gold relief.



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