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Lot 89: A CHINESE GILT BRONZE BUDDHA OF MAHAKALA
11 November 2016
Marietta, GA, USALive Auction
Description: A Chinese Sino-Tibetan Gilt Bronze Buddha Figure of Mahakala, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century. The deity, shown standing atop the prone animal figure of an fierce-headed deity on an oval double lotus throne, the right arm raised holding a chopper and skull cup. The silk belt is draped over the figure body, and wraps around both shoulders downward to the pedestal. The deity wears jewelry, a cord hung with skulls and bone necklace, including the elongated necklace of fresh heads, tiger pelt, and a crown of skulls backed by his flame-like hair. Extensive trace of gilt and red pigment on the hair. The underside with incised quatrefoil flori-form petal visvavajra mark surrounding the centralized DaiJi.
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Provenance: PROVENANCE: Acquired in 2008 from Vosper Collection estate, Stroud, Gloucestershire 2008, prominent antique collectors of the West. In the last half of the 20th Century he attended thousands of sales throughout Gloucestershire and the surrounding counties.
Dimensions: Dimension: 12-1/4"H
Medium: Bronze, Gold
Date: Qing Dynasty