A very striking Tibetan bronze figure of Palden Lhamo (Shri Devi) who while associated with ancient pre-Buddhist Tibetan deities connected with the creation and suppression of disease became a protector of the Buddhist religion, specifically protector of the city of Lhasa and of the Dalai Lama himself.
While perhaps lacking the meticulous finish associated with bronzes produced in the Chinese workshops this Tibetan Palden Lhamo seated on her mule is very animated piece of sculpture as I hope the pictures have managed to capture.
The statue measures just over 4 inches in height and with a maximum length of about 4 ¾ inches. The bronze has a pleasing worn buttery patina with faint traces of gilding throughout
This bronze dates to the 18th or 19th century, its difficult to be more accurate with these more 'provincial' pieces.
The piece comes with a bespoke black wooden stand.