Stained wood. Tibet, 18th to 19th cent.
Large vajrakila, powerfully expressive and very mystical in its design. The three-edged blade stems from a monster whose tongue squirms out of its mouth. The ra-ther abstract head is integrated into the decoration. Running around the part above the ribbed, bi-concave handle is a row of six mask-like heads located under a kind of baldachin. Above this is a ribbed, incised knob in the middle with a vajra above it. The wood is blackened and has patina. Chips, signs of aging; otherwise, good con-dition.
LENGTH 長 37,2 CM
Private collection of an Austrian art dealer 奧地利藝術商的私人收藏 no. 編號 146 - 205 This private collection of Asian art objects, gathered over decades, is being sold step by step due to reasons of age. The objects were acquired during the last 30 to 35 years with the appropriate specialized knowledge, in part, at auctions, in Asia during various trips, or from diverse private collection. 這個歷經幾十年建立起來的亞洲藝術品的私人收藏 出於個人年紀原因將被慢慢出售。其中藏品是在過 去的30至35年中憑著相應的專業知識，一部分來自 拍賣或者在亞洲的旅行中又或是從其他不同私人收 藏中購得。