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A very fine and rare Nepalese gilt bronze figure of the God Rahu

Stock Number: y3526
A very fine and rare Nepalese gilt bronze figure of the God Rahu
Price
Sales price $16800.00

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Description

A beautifully cast and gilt depiction of the god Rahu in wrathful form. The nine headed body surmounting a serpentine tale with large demon face on the belly. His four arms holding attributes including a bow and arrow, elephant headed sceptre and a coiled snake. Around his neck he wears a garland of severed heads, and on the reverse a cloak of flailed human skin. The figure rests on a triangular base with a frieze of tantric skulls running along the front surface.
Ex L Cesna Collection, Parkham Place Gallery, Sydney

Origin:

Circa 19th Century A.D., Nepal

Dimensions:

Height: 48 cm / Width: 29 cm

Condition:

Areas of wear on the gilt decoration in fine condition.