A gilt-bronze figure of Mahakala Mid Qing dynasty

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Lot 295
A gilt-bronze figure of Mahakala Mid Qing dynasty

Sold for HK$ 500,000 (US$ 64,279) inc. premium
Various Owners
A gilt-bronze figure of Mahakala
Mid Qing dynasty
The fearsome deity seated with one leg pendant and the other bent on a corpse above a double lotus throne, his stern face flanked by elongated ears and crowned with red flaming hair, his right hand holding a vajra and the left holding a kalasha, the other pair of hands holding a sword and a totem, the figure bejewelled with semi-precious stones and elaborate festoons with an elephant skin shawl drawn across his back, the sash and collar hanging chains of head trophies.
19.3cm high.

Footnotes

  • 清中期 銅鎏金四臂大黑天佛像

    See footnote to lot 294.
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