Qing dynasty, 18th century The deity standing on left foot in a dancing posture on a lotus throne, the playful facial expression framed by an elaborate headress and adornments with inlaid semi-precious stones, the bare chest with a scarf draped around the neck flowing freely, the hands individually holding a khatvanga, a damaru, a kapala and an alms bowl. 9cm high.
The four-armed deity Kurukulla is often distinguised from other deities due to the fierce facial complexions, regarded as a compassionate deity and bringer of love. See a cast copper and slightly larger example in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in Classics of the Forbidden City. Tibetan Buddhist Sculptures, Beijing, 2009, p.252, no.155.
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