Silver- and gold-colored statue depicting seated Guru; situated in ornately carved wooden cabinet

Statue of Ten Thousand Knives Padmasambhava, said to be made of melted knives offered by the local population in the aftermath of a murder

Khamar Monastery, Dornogovi Province, Mongolia

First half of 19th century, crown made in 2005

Two artisans from the Chinese metal workshops of Dolonnuur and local smiths following the instructions of the great reincarnate lama Danzin-Rabjai (1804–1856)

Danzanravjaa Museum, Sainshand, Dornogovi Province

Photo Credit
photograph by Vesna Wallace, ca. 2005

Object Essay