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Lot 41: Rare 20th C. Tibetan Gilded / Lacquered Kapala
27 October 2016
Louisville, CO, USALive Auction
Central Asia, Tibet, early 20th century CE. A red-lacquered and gilded skull cap or skull cup, known as a kapala, and used as a ritual bowl in Hindu Tantra and Buddhist Tantra. The bowl is made to hold offerings, often to wrathful deities, made from remains given a sky burial. Part of the belief in the transitory nature of human life for these religions involves the use of ritual implements made from human bones. Size: 3.75" W (9.5 cm)
Provenance: Ex-private Tuscan, AZ collection
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Condition Report: Some wear to gilding, especially on interior