Saturday, July 17, 2010

TIBETIAN ART







Golden offerings set gser-skyems (Tibetan)Tibet, 19th century
This is one of four vessels that contain food and drink offered to the deities in a ceremony known as the serkjem or 'golden offering'. The ewer is filled with tea or beer and the container with grain. The two are then transferred to the other vessels while prayers are recited.

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