Mongolia, 19th century Dancing on a triangular sea of blood, the bear-headed deity is cast in a dancing pose and is richly adorned with inset turquoise and coral. 9 in. (22.8 cm.)
Based on the identical triangular platform shared with lot 1085 and the common appearance of Rikshamukha as an attendant dakini of Simhamukha is most likely these two works were a part of a trinity or a larger set.
Provenance: Acquired from Michael Cohn, New York, 2004.
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