A gilt copper repoussé head of a makara  Tibet, 17th/18th century
Lot 1015
A gilt copper repoussé head of a makara Tibet, 17th/18th century
US$ 5,000 - 8,000
£3,000 - 4,800
Auction Details
A gilt copper repoussé head of a makara  Tibet, 17th/18th century
Lot Details
A gilt copper repoussé head of a makara
Tibet, 17th/18th century
Of massive proportion and rendered with narrow eyes, wide-open mouth bearing fangs beneath a curling snout, with ears and horns set back.
22 x 15 in. (55.9 x 38.1 cm.)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Acquired from Dragon House, San Francisco, 2005

    Compare with a closely related example in the Newark Museum of Art, (see Reynolds, From the Sacred Realm: Treasures of Tibetan Art from The Newark Museum, Munich, 1999, plate 91, p. 164.)
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