A large gilt and polychrome bronze figure of a tantric deity
Nepal, 20th century
The godly figure in pratyalidhasana on a gnarling tiger standing on a man and a naked woman, over a lotus base, in his hands a vajra and a phurbu and wearing an elaborately engraved skirt, the head wrathful in expression, showing bared fangs and bulging eyes, wearing a skull crown and with flaming hair.
H. 44.5 cm
– Private collection, the Netherlands (assembled from 1950 till the 1990’s)
– By descent to the present owner