3696
3696

PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF SHADBHUJA MAHAKALA
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Estimation
150 000250 000
Lot. Vendu 400,000 HKD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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3696

PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF SHADBHUJA MAHAKALA
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Estimation
150 000250 000
Lot. Vendu 400,000 HKD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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Important Chinese Art

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A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF SHADBHUJA MAHAKALA
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
the six-armed deity depicted standing, the principal arms raised before the chest and the body, with the secondary and tertiary arms radiating from behind holding various attributes including a damaru, kartrika and a flayed elephant skin, the bare upper body adorned with beaded jewellery draped with a snake and a billowing celestial scarf, wearing a dhoti gathered just below the bulging belly and further embellished with a garland of skulls, the ferocious face detailed with three eyes and an opened mouth showing bared fangs, crowned by a five-leaf diadem before flaming red hair, standing above two elephant-headed prostrate figures on a separately cast oval lotus base
overall h. 17.8 cm, 7 in.
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Description

For another 18th gilt-bronze figures of Shadbhuja Mahakala of similar high quality sold at auction, see the example sold in our Paris rooms, 10th June 2015, lot 35, from the collection of J. Sauvenière. 

Important Chinese Art

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Hong Kong