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6. A gilt copper Mandala
Mongolia
19th century
Diameter: 8-1/2" (22cm) approx

A gilt copper Mandala

The mandala of circular form depicts at its edge the cosmic ocean quartered by sun disc, rectangles, triangles and moons which encompass auspicious symbols (horse, elephant, dharmacakra etc) which in turn surround the central tiered square of Mt. Meru which raises up at its centre a circle.



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