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Phenomenal Bronze Garuda Mask.  Hinduism.  Buddhism. Deity. Tibet. Nepal.

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The mythical deity – Garuda – has a ton of spiritual significance in Hinduism and Buddhism.  In Hinduism, Garuda is most often found mounted on the back of Vishnu, as the god’s protector.

 

Here the Garuda – with a snake in its beak – symbolizes the predominance of intellect / power over the basic human instincts.  Hence the conquest of evil (ignorance) by the purity of good (intellect and wisdom).  I think we could use a few more Garudas today.

 

These masks can be found in Buddhist and Hindu temples everywhere and are revered as a guardian deity.  Traditionally, Garudas are hung over the esotericstuff.com door to homes . . .  again as a protector

 

This specific Garuda was handcrafted by 7th Generation Nepalese artisans.

 

Great detail.  For the Serious Collector.

 

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