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Antique Tibetan Clay Statue of Dorje Shugden on Lion


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Pre 1920: Item # 1319083
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Antique Tibetan clay statue of wrathful Dorje Shugden mounted on the back of a white lion with an arch of flames around him, painted in polychrome pigments of green, orange, red, yellow, brown, and gilt. The figure seated atop a lion is standard for the Gelug tradition. This figure / deity is considered mischievous by the Dalai Lama. The sect that worships this type of piece is interestingly not recognized by the Dalai Lama. 19th century Size: 8" H, 6" W