Global Art & Artifacts


Antique Tibetan Bronze Mahakala Incense Burner / Censer. Mask. Tibet

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  Mahakala is one of the most popular guardians in the Tibetan Buddhist pantheon.  He is the raging form of the gentle Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva, the deity for infinite compassion.   This incense burner sits on 3 legs with intricate scrollwork and stone settings on the crown, eyes and… Continue reading

Older Bronze Bhurkumkuta Statue, Tibet

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Detail:  Perhaps I have misidentified this deity due to the number of arms (10 arms vs. 6 arms of Bhurkumkuta).  Even so, this is a very unique statue showing weapons in each hand, 3 faces and the decorated “scarf” that wraps around his torso.  Such textile flourish… Continue reading

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