This is a beautiful, Jewelled, small, Gilt Bronze, Wrathful Mahakala Bodhisattva, riding a Horse. With sealed consecreation plate.
With Ritual Colour Remnants and precious and semi precious gemstones that I've reset.
Beneath the statue the original copper consecreation plate appears complete, untampered with, and unopened. Consecreation items should be present inside ( most likely prayer parchment or dedication and incense/herbs).
This is a wonderful piece for the collector, gift, altar, or an impressive interior design statement.
I've reset the empty jewellery settings with 26 quality, gemstones settings, using genuine Turquoise and Rubies ( 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.
1.5 mm Turquoise Cabochons x 8 ( Persian Natural Untreated. Mohs Hard Scale Rating: 5-6 )
1.30 mm Rubies x 18
( International Grade AAA. A being the highest, AAA lowest. African. Heat Treated. Total Carat of Rubies: 0.36 )
NO PLASTIC OR GLASS.
CONDITION: Good. Patina, oxidization, wear, small scratches, dents, loss of gold gilt, loss of ritual red hair colour/pigment, all usual for age, ritual use, and wear.
AGE: Second half 20th Century. Possibly earlier.
PROVENANCE: From Antiques Dealer Mrs D.Dong, La Habra, California, USA. From a high end USA estate sell of Asian Antiques.
Length:70mm / 2.75 inch approximately
Width:20mm / 0.8 inch approximately
Height:108mm / 4.25 inch approximately
315g / 0.7 lbs approximately
Carefully packaged and shipped tracked and signed.
- Gilt bronze, Ruby stone, Turquoise
- Second half 20th century
- Region/ Country of origin
- Title of artwork
- Jewelled Small Mahakala Bodhisattva Riding a Horse - Gold Gilt Bronze, Ritual Colour, Rubies &
- Good condition, see description
- 70×108×20 mm