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Lot 3

A BRONZE FIGURE OF VAJRAVARAHI

Estimated Value:

3.000 € - 5.000 €

Result:

4.671 € incl. Premium and VAT

Description:

Tibet, ca. 14th c.
H. 15,8 cm (o.S.)
Dancing on a divinity reclining on a plinth, her raised right hand brandishing the karttrika while the left is supporting the kapala, naked apart from an apron, mala of severed heads, bejewelled, her cold-gilded face displaying a severe expression with protruding eyes below raised eyebrows, elongated earlobes with ear ornaments, her red coloured hairdo combed backwards showing the boar head to one side and secured with a tiara.
From an old and important German private collection, collected between 1950 and 1987, collection number C 49
Published: U. Toyka-Fuong, Ikonographie und Symbolik des tibetischen Buddhismus, Otto Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden, 1987, C 49, pp. 124 and 125 - Minor wear, slightly chipped