Sino Tibetan Gilt Bronze Mahakala

13304. Sino Tibetan Gilt Bronze Mahakala

Circa 19th Century AD or earlier

He is dressed in a tiger skin, wearing a skullcap, snake garlands and large ring-shaped ear pendants. In his hands he holds a cult knife and a skull bowl filled with blood, in the crook of his arm a sound staff. He stands on the body of an ignorant enemy on a separately worked lotus base, in the background also a separately worked flame aureole. Size 11-3/8 inches (29.5cm) Height. Intact. Ex Bavarian Private Collection.


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