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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 1374

    A gilt bronze figure of Yamadharmaraja

    TIBETO-CHINESE, 18TH CENTURY

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    A gilt bronze figure of Yamadharmaraja
    Tibeto-Chinese, 18th century
    Standing in alidhasana on a recumbent bull over a prostrate figure on a lotus base, wearing a garland of freshly severed heads and a scarf billowing about his shoulders, both arms outstretched, his buffalo face in a wrathful expression with bared fangs, bulging eyes, and sharp horns, his flaming hair secured with a tiara of skulls, cast in two sections and richly gilt overall
    3¾ in. (9 cm.) high


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    Yama Dharmaraja is a wisdom deity protector of the father class of Anuttarayoga Tantra. The Gelugpa tradition holds Yama Dharmaraja in a special regard as one of the three main Dharma protectors of the school and also a special protector of Lama Tsongkapa.

    Provenance

    Hong Kong art market, before 2000