Master Quality Hand Made Water Offering Bowls. Set of 7. Tibet.
Making offerings is part of the practice of Buddhism. These offerings are much more than a ritualistic practice but a viable extension of the commitment to serve all beings. There is a material aspect to offerings, where a person offers from his or her possessions something particularly valued.
In general, offerings on a shrine are in a set of seven – in seven bowls – and there are specific meanings for each of the seven offerings.
Water offerings are the most common and Tibetan families make these offerings (aka yonchap) each morning . . . along with recitations of mantras or a gyamdro prayer.
My agent told me that these are copper with silver plate and they are considered master because they came from a temple, monastery or private (wealthy) home.
Excellent condition with superb engraving and symbolism.
For the Serious Collector of religious items. Stand not included.
This set of seven bowls has sold. Thank you M.S.