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Thogchaks - Himmelseisen

Thogchaks - Himmelseisen

Tibetische Amulette. Sammlung Christian H. Lutz

Edited by CL Tibet Foundation
Edited by Manfred Gerner

$135.00

  • Featuring about 100 thogchags (a special type of Tibetan amulet), published for the first time
  • Scholarly presentation and discussion of function, design and form of thogchags
Full Description
Thogchags, also termed 'thunderbolt irons' or 'sky irons', are a special type of Tibetan amulet. From the Tibetan perspective, the objects, approximately 2 to 10 cm in size, have in the truest sense of the word fallen from heaven or have even been thrown from the sky by deities. Traditionally a thogchag must be found on or in the earth; according to oral lore, it lies at the point where lightning has struck. Thogchaks are always of heavenly descent and command great powers of protection. With its comprehensive documentation of the diverse designs and forms of thogchags, the publication is an iconographic reference work on this extraordinary Tibetan amulet. Text in German. Also available: Buddhistische Kunst aus Tibet und Nepal ISBN 9783897904514 Tsha-Tsha ISBN 9783897904538
Specifications
Publisher
Arnoldsche
ISBN
9783897904521
Published
13th Sep 2020
Binding
Hardback
Territory
USA & Canada
Size
9.84 in x 12.4 in
Pages
240 Pages
Illustrations
450 color, b&w
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