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Tibet. 1940/50 AD. Bone Carved knife with Citipati carved on the knife case. Extremely fine. Rare. 357 gr. - 27,5x4,5x2,5 cm. Citipati is a protector deity or supernatural being in Tibetan Buddhism and Vajrayana Buddhism of India. It is formed of two skeletal deities, one male and the other female, both dancing wildly with their limbs intertwined inside a halo of flames representing change. The Citipati is said to be one of the seventy-five forms of Mahakala. Their symbol is meant to represent both the eternal dance of death as well as perfect awareness. They are invoked as ‘wrathful deities’, benevolent protectors or fierce beings of demonic appearance. The dance of the Citipati is commemorated twice annually in Tibet.

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Tibet 1940/50 AD Bone Carved knife 27,5 cm. Citipati

Auction ended on Sun, May 13, 2018
Estimate €3,000 - €4,000
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