A set of four small gilt-bronze 'Guardian King' plaques, Tibet, 16th / 17th century | 西藏 十六 / 十七世紀 銅鎏金四大天王牌一套四件
Important Chinese Art from the Collection of Bruce Dayton and Ruth Stricker Dayton
A set of four small gilt-bronze 'Guardian King' plaques
Tibet, 16th / 17th century
西藏 十六 / 十七世紀 銅鎏金四大天王牌一套四件
each cast holding their respective attribute while seated in 'royal ease' on a shallow lotus base in front of a mandorla with swirling clouds and flames, richly attired in a suit of armor, upturned boots, heavy crown, and pendulous earrings, the face with fierce expression, stand (5)
Height of tallest 2 in., 5.1 cm
Each in overall good condition with losses to the inlay and expected surface wear consistent with age.
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