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Gilt-bronze Figure of Yamantaka and Stand

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2927B
Lot:
535
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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 2927B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 16, 2016 11:00AM

Description:

Gilt-bronze Figure of Yamantaka and Stand, Sino-Tibet, 17th century style, the fierce figure seated on a prancing horse, his right hand in apana mudra, jeweled with human skulls and heads, inscribed "wang" (king) on the reverse, the stand carved with human heads and body parts buried among waves, partially colored red, figure ht. 10, wd. 7 7/8, stand 2 x 9 x 3 3/4 in.
Estimate $2,000-4,000

heavy surface dirt, verdigris to some areas, missing a bolt to join the figure and stand leaving two holes to stand and under the two horse hoofs.


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Keywords

Tibet, Buddhist culture, Gestures, Human skull symbolism, Iconography, Indian religions, Mudra, Religion, Vajrayana

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