9 November 2016,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 6,875
GBP 5,000 - GBP 10,000
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
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A comparable bronze model sold at Christie's New York, 21 March 2012, lot 804.
Phalden Lamo, known in Sanskrit as Shri Devi, is the wrathful female protector of Tantric Buddhism.
Acquired by the vendor's father in the UK prior to 1970, then by descent.
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE ENGLISH COLLECTION
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