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Tibet. 1920 circa. Big Bronze and silver alloy Phurba with pedestal from a tibetan temple. Mahakala with 3 head on top. 4,35 kg. - 77x14x11 cm. Mahakala, or as he is known in Tibetan Buddhism, Heruka, is said to be a wrathful form of Avalokiteshvara the Boddhisattva of compassion. This horrific representation has many of the attributes traditionally ascribed to Heruka, however it is also uniquely grotesque, with features that are peculiar to the place or period of its origin. As depicted in this Mahakala in rare form, the deity has three fierce identical heads. The snakes on the edge are the union of the couple and they represent the fecondation of the Mother goddess. Extremely rare

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Tibet 1920 Phurba with pedestal from a tibetan temple.

Estimate €4,000 - €5,000May 13, 2018