A gilt bronze Buddha figure of a Wrathful Deity
18th century (Darmaraja) Dharmaraja, the original Sanskrit term for Chogyal, which may refer to a secular ruler of Sikkim or Bhutan, or a higher-ranking monk in Tibetan Buddhism
The wrathful deity figure is striding in alidhasana on the back of a buffalo over a prostrate figure on a lotus base. His hands are raised in vitarkamudra and he is adorned with festoons, ribbons, and a garland of severed heads. The wrathful bull’s face is shown with bared fangs and bulging eyes and is surmounted by flaming hair. The base is unsealed and detaches from Deity. Excellent condition. Make Offer!
Measures: Height 6 25 inches. (16 cm.)
Width 4.65 inches (11.75 cm)
Depth 2 inches (5 cm)
An Identical sculpture bronze was sold at Sotheby’s Sale 13984 Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles. London South Kensington 12 May 2017.
Similar work at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences in Sydney (Australia).