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A gilt-bronze figure of Mahakala, China, Ming dynasty, 16th century

A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF MAHAKALA<br>CHINA, MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY | Lot | Sotheby's

A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF MAHAKALA<br>CHINA, MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY | Lot | Sotheby's

A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF MAHAKALA<br>CHINA, MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY | Lot | Sotheby's

A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF MAHAKALA<br>CHINA, MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY | Lot | Sotheby's

A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF MAHAKALA<br>CHINA, MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY | Lot | Sotheby's

A gilt-bronze figure of Mahakala, China, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Photo Sotheby’s

cast standing atop Vinayaka, holding a chopper and skull cup in the primary hands, a drum and lasso in two of the others, wearing a bone girdle,  jewelry, and garland of severed heads, the ferocious face with bared fangs and three eyes, beneath the tall chignon adorned with a snake and encircled by a crown, all supported on a lotus plinth (2). Height 15 3/8  in., 39 cm. Estimation 80,000120,000 USD

Mahakala is a protector of Buddha’s teachings and is the wrathful emanation of Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion.

Himalayan Art Resources item no. 12857.

Sotheby’s. Images of Enlightenment: Devotional Works of Art and Paintings, New York | 17 sept. 2014, 10:00 AM