Hand-carved in tropical softwood, gesso and polychrome colour palette added. Although worshipped by Buddhists and Hindus alike, Mahakala is considered a manifestation of Bodhisattva. He is depicted in the entrance of every Buddhist monastery and regarded as the. Wisdom Protector of Himalayan and Tibetan Buddhism. Mahakala is typically wrathful in.
Appearance with prominent fangs and bulging eyes following the Indian model. Of a Raksha demon, and almost always represented wearing a crown of five skulls, as here.For devotees, Mahakala is the ultimate symbol of the force that destroys the illusion that impedes the attainment of. This highly decorative mask, hand-sculpted from a single piece of tropical softwood, comes to us via a reliable source. In Kathmandu, Nepal, and certainly has some age on its side. The Roof of the World.
One of four Mahakala masks in varying sizes and colours recently sourced. Please look carefully at the photographs as they form part of the description. THE SACRED ART OF TIBET REFERENCE BOOK FOR DISPLAY ONLY AND NOT INCLUDED.
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