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This mandala, from a Tibetan copper repoussee piece is an excellent example of tantric art in Tibet. In the central ring of the wheel are the eight trigrams that comprise the 64 hexagrams of the I Chings. In the outer ring, the animals symbolize the twelve years of the Chinese calendar. At the top left, the mandala is being devoured by Vajrapani, Guardian of the secret tantric law. At the top center is Manjusri, the Lord of Wisdom, cutting through ignorance with his sword. On the right is Chenrezi, the Lord of compassion. Holding the Mandala may be yama, the god of the Underworld. Ivory. Tibetan. 11.88 x 10.63 x.75 inches
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Price: 75.00

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