London, South Kensington
9 November 2016
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE ENGLISH COLLECTION
A GILT BRONZE MODEL OF PHALDEN LAMO
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
Acquired by the vendor's father in the UK prior to 1970, then by descent.
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A comparable bronze model sold at Christie's New York, 21 March 2012, lot 804.
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