Global Art & Artifacts

bhurkumkuta

Old Bronze Incense Burner / Censer, Tibet

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Detail:  This appears to be the head of Bhurkumkuta – a wrathful form of Vajrapani.  It has a strong Nepalese influence.  Sits on 3 legs and incense smoke comes from the mouth.  Intricate scrollwork and stone settings on the crown, eyes and forehead.  This piece… 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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