Gilt-bronze Figure of the Six-armed Mahakala, Sino-Tibet, 18th century, standing on a prone elephant-headed deity on an oval lotus base
<b>Gilt-bronze Figure of the Six-armed Mahakala,</b></i></u> Sino-Tibet, 18th century, standing on a prone elephant-headed deity on an oval lotus base, with a dagger and bowl in his primary hands, elaborately jeweled and crowned with skulls and an elephant head to the back, painted details, double <i>vajra</b></i></u> mark on base, incised with nine arabic numbers, with a loose <i>vajra</b></i></u> staff, ht. 7 5/8 in.
Provenance: Purchased in China in the 1930s, then by descent to the present owner.
<i> losses of painted details, minor surface tranishing and dirt, missing a part from the prone deity.
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