A black Chlorite Stele depicting Bhairava

Nepal, 17 century

Carved standing on a figure lying on a lotus base with both hands holding karttrinka and kapala, a trishula resting against his shoulder, wearing tiger-skirt, mala of severed heads, his face displaying a wrathful expression with bulging eyes below bushy eyebrows, open mouth showing teeth and fangs, beard framing his face, his flaming hairdo secured with tiara and placed against a flaming horseshoe – sharped mandoria. Height, 25,5 cm

Price category B

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