• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2300

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    23 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 256

    A Gilt Bronze Figure of Vajrabhairava

    TIBETO-CHINESE, 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A Gilt Bronze Figure of Vajrabhairava
    Tibeto-Chinese, 18th Century
    Striding in alidhasana on a double-lotus base holding a curved knife and skull cup in his primary hands, with the others radiating around him and holding various implements, adorned with multiple necklaces and a large garland of severed heads, his seven wrathful faces centered by a bull-head with open mouth, bared fangs, and horns, all surmounted by a chignon with a snake and two more faces
    10¾ in. (27.3 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Acquired in Boston, 1989


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