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Lot 41: Rare 20th C. Tibetan Gilded / Lacquered Kapala

Ancient / Ethnographic From Around The World

by ArtemisGallery LIVE

27 October 2016

Louisville, CO, USA

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  • Rare 20th C. Tibetan Gilded / Lacquered Kapala
  • Rare 20th C. Tibetan Gilded / Lacquered Kapala
  • Rare 20th C. Tibetan Gilded / Lacquered Kapala
  • Rare 20th C. Tibetan Gilded / Lacquered Kapala
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Description: 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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#116933

Condition Report: Some wear to gilding, especially on interior

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