A mahakala torgam
Ground mineral pigments on wood and metal fixtures, Tibet, 19t century
The plain top above a dentil cornice and three panels each decorated with suspended swags, wild animals and sense offerings within skull bowls, the two lower panels with precious elephants bearing flaming jewels. The interior panel with a terrifying face of Mahakala.
36 x 38 x 13 in. (91 x 96.5 x 42 x 33 cm)