Good condition, see description - 65×100×40 mm
|Object:||Statue (More lots)|
|Period:||Second half 20th century|
|Region/ Country of origin:||Nepal|
|Title of artwork:||Jewelled Small Mahakala Bodhisattva|
|Condition:||Good condition, see description|
This is a beautiful, jewelled, small, copper, Mahakala, with Turquoise inserts, wielding the Dharma Wisdom Sword and Lasso to trap and cut through delusion.
Mahākāla is a Sanskrit Bahuvrihi of mahā (महत्; "great") and kāla (काल; "time/death"), which means "beyond time" or death. In Chinese and Japan he is
大黑神 Dai Hei Shen, Big Black God.
In Mahayana Buddhism, and in all schools of Tibetan Buddhism rely on Mahakala as guardian deity. He is depicted in a number of variations, each with distinctly different qualities and aspects. He is also regarded as the emanation of different beings in different cases, namely Avalokiteśvara or Cakrasaṃvara. Mahakala is almost always depicted with a crown of five skulls ( as here) , which represent the transmutation of the five kleśās (negative afflictions) into the five wisdoms.
The most notable variation in Mahakala's manifestations and depictions is in the number of arms, but other details can vary as well. For instance, in some cases there are Mahakalas with multiple heads, without genitals, standing on varying numbers of different animals or people, holding various implements, including a wisdom sword and lasso, as here, with alternative adornments, etc.
This is a wonderful original statue for the collector, gift, altar, or an impressive interior design statement.
I've reset the empty jewellery settings with 9 quality, hand made, Persian Natural Untreated Turquoise Cabochons ( I was a successful acclaimed Jewellery Designer in Soho, London in the 1990s).
Please see the photos for the condition of the statue before resetting the gems.
Turquoise x 9
NO PLASTIC OR GLASS.
CONDITION: Good. Patina, wear, loss detail, oxidization, all usual for age and wear.
AGE: Mid 20th Century. Possibly earlier.
ORIGIN: Nepal or Tibet.
PROVENANCE: From UK Antiques Dealer EWF, in Dunmow. Part of old UK Collection.
4 x 2.5 x 1.5 inches approximately
10 x 6.5 x 4 cms approximately
Carefully packaged and shipped tracked and signed.
I originally trained as a Sculptor then Photographer in the 1980s. In the 90s I had a successful career as a young jewellery Designer In London. I produced collections for Boules, Miss Selfridge, and the Designer outlet Jess James in Soho. With an active interest in Buddhism and Taoism since my teens, I've been collecting Buddhist and Oriental Art since 2003. I source these pieces directly from Dealers in the UK, USA, Europe, and Japan. I've been personally on buying trips to the Far East. I restore lost gems to those bronzes with empty settings, and restore wooden Japanese Antiques where pieces are lost or broken. Many of pieces end up in private collections, altars, and even Buddhist Retreats and Temples. I consider both my restorations, and my collecting, as a meditation within the Karma Yoga tradition.
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