Tibetan gilt copper alloy plaque with Kirttimukha  Densatil, Tibet, 15th Century
Lot 151
Tibetan gilt copper alloy plaque with Kirttimukha Densatil, Tibet, 15th century
Sold for US$ 35,000 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Tibetan gilt copper alloy plaque with Kirttimukha
Tibetan gilt copper alloy plaque with Kirttimukha
Densatil, Tibet, 15th century
Heavily cast in leaf form with a finely detailed kirttimukha disgorging and holding foliate stems with gem inset terminals and supporting three inset sections for precious jewels framed by curling flames and layered lotus petals on the sides.
12 1/2 in. (32.2 cm) high

Footnotes

  • The kirttimukha (face of glory) is a protective motif surmounting the pinnacle of a stupa or the image of a deity. In the present lot he supports what would have been three precious jewels or triratna.

    Compare with other Densatil cast plaques in Von Schroeder, Indo-Tibetan Bronzes, Hong Kong, 1981, fig. 113G and works photographed at Tsetang by Tucci, To Lhasa and Beyond, Rome, 1956, p. 131.
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