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    Sale 12291

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles Part I

    9 November 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 365

    A GILT BRONZE MODEL OF PHALDEN LAMO

    18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GILT BRONZE MODEL OF PHALDEN LAMO
    18TH CENTURY
    The wrathful deity is seated on a flayed skin atop her mule on a mountainous base. She carries a skull cup and wears a garland of severed heads.
    7 1/8 in. (18 cm.) high


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    A comparable bronze model sold at Christie's New York, 21 March 2012, lot 804.
    Phalden Lamo, known in Sanskrit as Shri Devi, is the wrathful female protector of Tantric Buddhism.

    Provenance

    Acquired by the vendor's father in the UK prior to 1970, then by descent.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE ENGLISH COLLECTION