A gilt-bronze Kurukulla Qing dynasty, 18th century
Lot 462
A gilt-bronze Kurukulla Qing dynasty, 18th century
HK$ 50,000 - 80,000
US$ 6,400 - 10,000

Lot Details
The Property of a Gentleman (lots 451-474)
A gilt-bronze Kurukulla
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.

Footnotes

  • 清十八世紀 銅鎏金智行佛母立像

    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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