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    Sale 2271

    Indian and South East Asian Art: Including Highlights from the Star Collection

    20 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1352

    A Gilt Bronze Figure of Mahakala Shadbhuja

    TIBET, 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    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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    Provenance

    Hong Kong art market, before 2000