This is an extremely high quality small Tibetan gilded bronze deity sitting upon a goat. The work is extremely fine, and the gilding is luscious. The bottom is still sealed and has etched markings. It has a custom wood base. Finesse to the expressive mudra displayed by the two hands. Look in to the face, and realize that the entire piece, excluding the wood base is only 3 and 7/8 inches tall! The sign of a truly great small statue is that you can blow it up to a huge size and it looks every bit as good. This is such a piece. In excellent condition- the only thing I can see is a split in one of the pieces of the crown, bit it is stable, and appears to have been there for a very long time. Otherwise perfect save the usual surface wear. The figure and goat are separately cast from the base, and attach by inserting 2 pins in the bottom of two of the goat’s feet. The swirls and waves on the base represents an ocean of blood. Came out of a wealthy South Florida estate which was collected between the 1930’s and the 1950’s. Outstanding. More expensive than some, but worth it if you want authentic and truly high quality.
Availability : Sold
Dating: 18th Century - 19th Century