20 March 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 30,000
Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 16,000
A Gilt Bronze Figure of Mahakala Shadbhuja
Tibet, 17th century
The wrathful protector standing in alidhasana over a prostrate corpse on a double-lotus base, the principal hands holding a skull cup and flaying knife, wearing coiled snakes, a garland of freshly severed heads, and an animal skin draped down his back, his bearded face with a fierce expression crowned by a tiara, and with pigment remaining in the flaming hair, cast in two sections and the copper baseplate incised with a double-vajra
10¼ in. (26 cm.) high
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