Tibetan Silver Wisdom Eye Shankha

  • This beautiful Tibetan conch shell trumpet, or shankah, is adorned with a "Wisdom Eye" motif
  • Wisdom eyes are representative of the power and omniscience of the Buddha
  • The elaborate silver inlay displays a remarkable level of artistry
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Item No. 31-3050

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This beautiful Tibetan conch shell trumpet, or shankah, is elaborately decorated with silver and adorned with a "Wisdom Eye" motif representing the omniscience and power of the Buddha. Gazing out in four directions, the eyes also see into the past, present and future. The shankah is of ritual and religious significance in both Hinduism and Buddhism, the elaborate inlays and overall artistry of this piece are clear indicators of its tremendous value.

Late 19th/Early 20th century

8" wide x 4 1/4" deep x 3 1/4" high
Tibetan Silver Wisdom Eye Shankha
Period: 20th Century
Origin: Asia
Type: Other
Depth: 4.13 Inches
Width: 8.0 Inches
Height: 3.25 Inches

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