Global Art & Artifacts

Old Buddhist / Hindu Bronze Head and Headdress. Mask. Asia

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When I acquired this in 1999 from an estate sale in Southern California, there was a tag taped to the back saying SHIBA…. huh?   I could tell that it was an older piece of bronze and very well cast.  I also knew what this was not the headdress / crown worn by the great Hindu god Shiva. 

I have seen earlier representations of Hindu deity Krishna (especially in 17th century paintings) with a similar crown.  Or, it could simply be the White Tara, as known by Tibetan Buddhists.

Stand not included.


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