A Gilt Bronze Figure of Yamantaka
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A Gilt Bronze Figure of Yamantaka

TIBET, CIRCA 16TH CENTURY

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A Gilt Bronze Figure of Yamantaka
Tibet, circa 16th Century
The rotund deity expressively modeled standing in alidhasana with his arms radiating around him, holding a chopper and skullcup in his principal hands and attributes cast in silver alloy in his numerous arms radiating around him, wearing beaded silver festoons and jewelry inset with turquoise, his faces with ferocious expressions surmounted by a foliate tiara centered by a jewel-shaped plaque inset in mother-of-pearl, richly gilt overall
15 in. (38 cm.) high
Literature
Exhibition catalogue, M. Rhie and R. Thurman, Wisdom and Compassion: The Sacred Art of Tibet, Taipei, China Times Cultural Center, 1998, p. 152, cat. no. 132.
Exhibited
Taipei, China Times Cultural Center, Wisdom and Compassion: The Sacred Art of Tibet, cat. no. 132, January-March 1998.
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