559
559
TWO GILT-BRONZE FIGURES OF SIMHAMUKHA AND MAKARAMUKHA
TIBET, CIRCA 1700
Estimate
70,00090,000
JUMP TO LOT
559
TWO GILT-BRONZE FIGURES OF SIMHAMUKHA AND MAKARAMUKHA
TIBET, CIRCA 1700
Estimate
70,00090,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Chinese Art

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TWO GILT-BRONZE FIGURES OF SIMHAMUKHA AND MAKARAMUKHA
TIBET, CIRCA 1700
the finely cast and richly gilded figures depicted in dynamic postures, the makara-faced attendant poised with leg held high, the lion-faced attendant on the right, holding a kapala and ritual chopper
10.5 cm, 4 1/8  in.
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Provenance

Collection of Seward Kennedy (1925-2015).

Catalogue Note

These two powerfully cast figures represent the ferocious attendants standing either side of the Buddhist protector Palden Lhamo on the sea of blood. A similar example in the Capital Museum, Beijing, is illustrated on himalayanart resources, no. 59850.

Chinese Art

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Hong Kong