About this object

Small cast copper domestic statue of two-armed Mahakala, an emanation or from the source of Vajrapani / Chan na dorje. He is in a protective pose lunging to the right standing on a human body. In his raised right hand he hold a dorje, his left hand stretch out to his knee holding a snare. He wears a snake around his neck and the ornaments of a protector, including a crown of skulls, above this flows his flaming hair. His mouth is fixed in a snarl and above his eyes are bushy eyebrows.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Copper; Metal Gilt
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased From Mrs Hilda Toyne
  • Collector
    Ralph Henry Maddox
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    1940 before
  • Measurements
    78 mm x 60 yd x 27 mm; 3 1/16 in x 54.864 m x 1 1/16 in
  • Note
    Curator's notes: Mrs Hilda Toyne was the daughter of Colonel Maddox. Colonel Maddox collected eight pieces most likely during the Younghusband Punitive Mission to Tibet 1903-04. Although Maddox was said to have been presented with one of the items by the 13th Dalai Lama. Written by Emma Martin.
  • Related people
    Ralph Henry Maddox ( Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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