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Gilt bronze statue of the protective deity Rahula

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Gilt bronze statue of the protective deity Rahula
Impressive antique figure of the protective deity Rahula (in Tibetan Kyab Jug) of the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Rahula has nine heads, a large wrathful face on his belly and his lower body is that of a naga. The head of a black raven appears on top of the nine heads. The bottom is closed and the statue is filled with prayers etc. Gilt bronze of high quality. Height 34 cm. Tibet, 18/19th. century.


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