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    Sale 2024

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    16 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 526

    A gilt bronze figure of Yamantaka in yab-yum


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    A gilt bronze figure of Yamantaka in yab-yum
    Tibeto-Chinese, 18th century
    The seven-headed deity standing in alidhasana in yab-yum with Vajravetali, both trampling an array of animals and prostrate figures, his primary arms clasped around his consort, clad in a pendant belt and separately cast elephant skin on his back, further adorned with jewelry, his wrathful faces centered by a bull-head with open mouth, bared fangs, tongue and tall horns surmounted by a separately cast crown of skulls, she holding the vajra and skull cup, wearing a pendant belt and various jewels, her face with ferocious expression and long red hair surmounted with a separately cast tiara of skulls, all over a lotus base with beaded rim, remains of polychromy and cold gold throughout
    13½ in. (34.3 cm.) high

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    Private Collection, acquired in September 1987, Los Angeles

    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Estate of Ralph Benkaim