A Bronze Figure of Brahmarupa Mahakala
A Bronze Figure of Brahmarupa Mahakala

TIBET, 17TH/18TH CENTURY

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A Bronze Figure of Brahmarupa Mahakala
Tibet, 17th/18th Century
The bearded figure seated in 'Royal ease' atop a prostrated figure on a rocky base holding aloft a shin bone horn and wearing a five-skull headdress, base sealed
4 1/8 in. (10.4 cm.) high

Lot Essay

In the Sakya teachings, Brahmarupa Mahakala is a manifestation of the wrathful Chaturmukha Mahakala iconographically depicted as an Indian brahmin for those who have not yet received initiation into the Guhyasamaja Tantra.
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