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A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF YAMANTAKA
8.000 € - 12.000 €
Description:Tibeto-Chinese, 19th c.
H. 24,3 cm
Standing with his multiple legs in pratyalidhasana on two groups of deities and animals, all placed on a lotus-base, his principle arms embracing his consort with the hands holding kapala and karttrika, his other arms radiating around his body with the hands showing the prescribed gestures or attributes, wearing skirt, bejewelled, his principle bull-face displaying a fierce expression with bulging eyes below raised bushy eyebrows, open mouth showing teeth and fangs, pair of curved horns and a red coloured flaming hairdo set with several further heads. Base filled.
From the collection of Gerd-Wolfgang Essen (1930-2007), assembled between the 1950s and 1980s
Wear, slightly chipped, attributes partly lost