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Carved Bone - PF.2400
Origin: Tibet
Circa: 18 th Century AD to 19 th Century AD

Collection: Tibetan
Medium: bone


Additional Information: Sold

Location: United States
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This exquisite carved bone forms an intergral part of a Tibetan shaman's ceremonial bone apron. Worn by the shaman priest during a ritual dance to invoke a transcendental trance, this stunning work of art features the image of the Tibetan female goddess Dakini Vajravarahi, dancing in Ardhaparyankasana. A raised left hand holds the Karttryka, while another holds a kapala, or skull cup. Her delicately carved face is framed by large disk earrings and an ornate headdress. A beaded belt with festoons and a beaded collar complete her splendid attire. Above her head sits a meditative Buddha, framed by a beaded arch. Delicatly carved religious symbols enhance the overall effect of this stunning sculpture, evidencing the skilled artistry of Indo-Himalayan arts. To behold this spirited masterpiece is to glimpse through a window, seeing and sensing an ancient Tibetan ceremonial ritual in all it beauty and vibrancy. - (PF.2400)

 

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