3698
3698

PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

A LARGE GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF SHADBHUJA MAHAKALA
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
200,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 400,000 HKD
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3698

PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

A LARGE GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF SHADBHUJA MAHAKALA
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
200,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 400,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important Chinese Art

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A LARGE GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF SHADBHUJA MAHAKALA
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
depicted standing on an elephant-headed prostrate figure atop an oval lotus base, the principal arms raised before the chest holding a kartrika and a kapala, with the secondary and tertiary arms behind holding a flayed elephant skin, the bare body adorned with beaded jewellery, a snake and a billowing celestial scarf, above a garland of skulls around the round belly, the fierce three-eyed face with exaggerated features, surmounted by a crown of skulls before flaming hair
24.2 cm, 9 1/2  in.
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Catalogue Note

Gilt-bronze figures of Shadbhuja Mahakala of this large size and quality are rare. Another closely related example with similar powerful countenance, originally acquired from Josette Schulmann, Paris, was sold in our New York rooms, 20th March 2013, lot 252.

Important Chinese Art

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Hong Kong