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18th Century Chinese Tibetan Qing Dynasty gilt bronze Tantric Buddha figure of six-armed Shadbhuja Mahakala. Brought to Tibet by Khyungpo Naljor the founder of the Shangpa Kagyu School (Outline Page), this form of Mahakala became popular in the Sakya, Kagyu and Jonang traditions and was later adopted into the Gelugpa School, becoming the principal protector.
The Lord of Pristine Awareness has six hands and a body dark in color. The first two hold a curved knife and skull cup, the middle two a human skull mala and trident, the lowest two a damaru drum and lasso. Adorned with a tiger skin, garland of heads, bones and snakes, and small bells on the hands and feet. standing in a manner with the two legs together pressing down on Ganapati. With three eyes, bared fangs, eyebrows, beard and hair flowing upward with Akshobhya as a crown. Anointed with a sindhura drop on the forehead. Extensive trace of gilt remain on robes and jewelry surface, with hints of dark-red pigment on hair.

Dimensions: 7-1/4" H

Condition

EXCELLENT condition, with normal anomalies in nature, sign of stressed surface, minor scratch & dent. Surface traced wear and or declined to gilding. Normal, considering ages and wears.
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QING GILT BRONZE BUDDHA 6-ARMED SHADBHUJA MAHAKALA

Estimate $1,200 - $1,800Jan 27, 2018