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Four Arms seated MAHAKALA, Protector of the Dharma


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1900: Item # 988859

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A large, carved wood ( cypress? ) image depicting the “Four Arms seated Mahakala”, one of the great, fierce protector and guardian of the Dharma. He wear a high crown, earrings, a long garland of severed heads and a tiger skin around his waist and seats on the corps. The two main hands holding a Vaira and a skull bowl; the second pair of hands holding a sword (of wisdom) and a Khatvanga staff (both missing). On the back, a long opening containing dedications & prayers, still sealed. Remains of colours. Powerfully sculptured. H. 31 cm. Tibet, 18th- 19th cent. Condition: in addition to what mentioned above, some minor chips, otherwise fine. Shipping costs: EU zone 50 US$; other continents: 92 US$. Shipping with post Denmark. Payment: we accept only BANK WIRE TRANSFER.