A gilt bronze figure of Kurukulla, presumably circa 1900.

Tibet/Nepal. The four-armed deity is cast dancing on one leg on top of a prostrate figure, holding flowering branches in two of her hands. She wears a tiger-skin apron secured by a garland of severed heads below her protruding belly, and long scarves which wrap around her arms. Her ears, body and arms are adorned with jewellery. Her face is cast with a fierce expression centred by a third eye, and is surmounted by a tall crown of sculls behind which rises her flaming hair. Mandorla behind the figure. Höjd 19 cm.

Wear to gilding. Presumably missing an arrow.

Droit de suite: No

20 000 - 30 000 SEK

2 186 - 3 279 EUR

Hammer price: 
95 000 SEK

Purschased by Ernst Klein in St Petersburg 1917, thence by descent.

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