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Authentic Master Quality Bronze and Crystal Tantrik Kapala.  Handcrafted.  Nepal.

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  A true tantrik (a doctrine of enlightenment of the oneness of one’s self and the visible world; combines elements of Hinduism and paganism including magical and mystical elements like mantras, mudras and exotic rites; especially influential in Tibet).  Kapala were made from a human skull bone / cap,… Continue reading

Bronze Winged Garuda.  Winged Bird.  Buddhism.  Anthropomorphic.  Statue.  Figure.  Tibet

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    Garuda is a mythological bird of the dharma protector and Astasena in Buddhism.  King of birds with an anthropomorphic form.  Protector with power to go anywhere at anytime.  Sometimes depicted with a snake or demon in their mouths.   Redpoll is commonly associated with this… Continue reading

Bronze Khmer Buddha Statue with Naga Hood, Thailand / Siam

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Detail:  A 7-headed Naga (Muchalinda) hood rises over the Buddha seated on a snake coil.  Mara (a demon who wants to kill spiritual life) has sent a violent rainstorm in order to distract  the Buddha from his meditation but the Naga forms a hood to protect him… Continue reading
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