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A Gilt Bronze Figure of Lokapala Dritarashtra
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A Gilt Bronze Figure of Lokapala Dritarashtra

TIBET, 15TH/16TH CENTURY

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A Gilt Bronze Figure of Lokapala Dritarashtra
Tibet, 15th/16th Century
The guardian king of the East seated in 'Royal Ease' playing a lute modeled with a lion head, wearing finely incised armor with lotus roundel breast plates and boots with upturned tips, inscribed on the reverse 'Guardian of the right tenth region' in Tibetan, richly gilt overall and with sealed base
5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) high
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