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    Sale 12290

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art And Textiles Part II

    13 May 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 667

    A LARGE COPPER REPOUSSE FIGURE OF HAYAGRIVA

    17TH CENTURY

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    A LARGE COPPER REPOUSSE FIGURE OF HAYAGRIVA
    17TH CENTURY
    The figure is modelled standing in alidhasana on prostrate bodies on a lotus base. He is grasping his consort in yabyum position and holds a kapala in one of his primary hands, while his other arms radiate around him, a pair of wings attached on each of his shoulder blades. His primary and two flanking heads are cast in a wrathful expression with tall flaming hair from which three horse's heads emerge. His consort holds a kapala in one and a lotus stem in the other hand. Traces of gilt, red and blue pigments are visible.
    17 3/8 in. (44 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Property from the collection from the late Hans J. Christensen (1922-1985).