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ANTIQUE TIBETAN TRIBAL SHAMAN'S WOOD-CARVED ALTAR CONTAINER 18/19th C.

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Seller: siamgalleryco (444) 100%, Location: Bangkok, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 152332790611 BURMA. CAMBODIA. CHINA. INDIA. INDONESIA. KOREA. LANKA. LAO. THAILAND. TIBET. PRICE REDUCED FROM $689.00 - GREAT VALUE. Antique Tibetan Tribal Shaman's Wood-carved Altar Container. Tibet, Circa 18/19th C. Description: A rare and amazing 18th to19th century ethnic Tibetan Tribal Shaman's Ritual Altar Container, carved of auspicious sandalwood, depicting a primitive mythological Bear, used during early Tibetan animistic religious and cultural ceremonies to contain sacred objects. Measuring approximately 7.0 inches (17.78cm) in length. xxxx Carved image of a distorted-looking animal spirit that resembles a monster with a rampant disposition, postured crouching with it's head turned, ridged spine, clawed feet, and spiraling tail. A well shaped torso designed with a hollowed out storage compartment and fitted lid. The face emanates that of a festive ritual mask, with it's almond-shaped eyes bulging, an exaggerated long nose connected to relief-carved eyebrows, and open mouth with protruding tongue. Shamanism - an ancient tradition found in Tibetan cultue and religion value a balanced relation between humanity and nature. 'Bon' the original Tibetan religion was a Shamanistic cult, in which priest used magic rituals, and hexs to control mountains, forest, and water demons, they counteract evil spirits, cure sickness, and make weather, harnessing the forces of nature to combat evil and control the basic spirit powers as a means to enlightenment.xxxx A Shaman is someone who crosses into other dimensions, while in a trance state, known as the 'Shanmanic Journey', where he/she obtains guidance and healing from the benevolent entities (intradimensional beings, known as spirits), that he meets in those dimension. The Shaman then brings this spiritual guidance back to his tribe or community in the physical world. Material: Auspicious Asian Sandalwood. Dimensions: Length: approxiimately 7.0 inches (17.78cm). Data Observation: Condition as displayed. High quality carving, with brown lacquer surface, with minor flaws, fractures, inclusions, dents, pitting, and wear, which is a norma part of the scupltures patina and it's appearance, given the age of the piece. Please view detailed photos for overall quality and minor imperfections of the item. Shipping: Item(s) shipped direct from Thailand worldwide, through Thailand Post Register Airmail (3-4 weeks). All items shall include insurance, and will be handled with the utmost care and professionally packed. Purchaser is responsible for any applied Customs Duty Fees, Taxes, and related charges, which may be assessed by the buyer's government. The winning bidder agrees that any and all claims for loss, damage, or confiscated by country customs of the item will be handled solely through the insurance claims process or the shipping carrier. Terms: Pay Pal is the accepted method of payment, and must be received within 24 hours of the auction end: includes a 14 day return policy, item must be returned in the exact same condition as sold. Return shipment must be paid by the purchaser. Guarantee: 100% Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed - We are extremely confident that all items presented from our collection are genuine antiques. In the event the authenticity of an artifact is disputed, please contact us immediately. We will refund the respective purchase price, less a 10% (ten percent) re-stocking fee, provided that the item is returned in the original condition, and at the customers expense, together with copies of the respective receipt (s) and supporting evidence from a suitable qualified authority, certifing that the item we have sent you is not antique. Siam Gallery Co. reserves the right to contest a customers assessment in the event that proof is available to support the pieces authenticity. Please e-mail us with your questions and bid with confidence. Please allow time for pictures to load. View additional photos below. (c) SIAMGALLERYCO - All Rights Reserved. COPYING THIS PAGE AND ALL ITS CONTENTS IS FRAUDULENT AND VIOLATES EBAY POLICY AND WILL BE REPORTED. Powered by eBay Turbo Lister The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items. Tibetan Bronze Shaman: 19th C. Sculpture, Tibet

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