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First half of the 20th century. Makahala with six arms and three eyes superimposed on a tiger skin with seven anguished human heads. He wears a headdress with seven human skulls and is surrounded by vignettes of deities. Lamaist Buddhists worship Makahala as a fierce protector. Oil on canvass, 13 ¾” x 18 ¾”. The surround and cover, probably renewed mid century when the Dali Lama and his followers fled Tibet after the Communist takeover, are 35 ½” x 24”.
Stock Number: A5329

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