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Gilt-bronze Figure of Mahakala

Auction:
2647B
Lot:
260
Sold for:
$7,200$6,000

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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 2647B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
April 23, 2013 2:00PM

Description:

Gilt-bronze Figure of Mahakala, Sino-Tibet, 20th century, the six-armed figure standing in pratyalidhasana atop Ganesha on an oval lotus base, depicted with red hair and a fierce expression, holding a chopper and a skull cup in his principal hands, with a skull bracelet in the upper right hand, the attached ribbon held in the upper left hand, unsealed, ht. 6 3/4 in.

Note: For a similar example see Christie's, Sale 2580, Lot 1279.
Estimate $500-700

minor loss of gilt


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Keywords

Tibet, Ganesha, Hindu gods, Mahakala

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