A Gilt Bronze Figure of Palden Lhamo
A Gilt Bronze Figure of Palden Lhamo

TIBETO-CHINESE, 18TH CENTURY

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A Gilt Bronze Figure of Palden Lhamo
Tibeto-Chinese, 18th century
The fierce goddess seated sideways on a flayed skin atop a mule in a sea of swirling blood over a mountain base, holding a kapala in her left hand, a garland of severed heads over her shoulders, adorned in beaded jewelry, a snake and a billowing scarf, her wrathful face with bulging eyes and a third eye centered by flaming brows, her wrathful fangs gripping a prone figure, her flame-like hair containing serpents and topped with a skull diadem, heavily gilt with pigment remaining
4 ¼ in. (10.8 cm.) high
Provenance
Private collection, New Jersey, acquired from Sotheby's, New York, 26 March 1998, lot 305

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