A gilt copper repoussé head of a makara Tibet, 17th/18th century
Sold for US$ 8,750 inc. premium
Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Art
11 Sep 2012 13:00 EDT
A gilt copper repoussé head of a
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)
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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