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A gilt-bronze figure of Dharmapala Mahakala
Tibet, 18th / 19th century
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 15,600 USD
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86
A gilt-bronze figure of Dharmapala Mahakala
Tibet, 18th / 19th century
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 15,600 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

The Concordia House Collection: Fine Chinese Jades and Important Works of Art from a Midwestern Family

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A gilt-bronze figure of Dharmapala Mahakala
Tibet, 18th / 19th century

cast with three ferocious heads and six arms, standing with legs spread wide apart atop an oval lotus base, the primary hands each holding a gada, one with vishvavajra finial, wearing a tiger-skin apron around the bulging belly and a flayed human skin over the back and shoulders, the outer side painted red with Tibetan inscriptions in black, further adorned with ornate foliate jewelry and long skull garlands with turquoise insets, all below three ferocious heads each with bulging eyes and fanged mouths, set with crowns of skulls before flaming orange hair engulfing a green naga, with two separate kalashas and banners, probably later added


7 3/4 in., 19.7 cm
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Provenance

Sotheby's London, 10th March 1986, lot 62.

The Concordia House Collection: Fine Chinese Jades and Important Works of Art from a Midwestern Family

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New York