Nepali Gilded Bronze Buddha
Lion Face Guardian w. Skull Cup
Origin: Nepal, Circa: 1950s'
H 9 in. (23cm), W 4.5 in. (11.5cm), D 3.5 in. (9cm)
A powerful Mahakala to dissolve obstacles into emptiness. He has three bulging eyes, a fearsome lion face, fierce and intensely focused with the chopper vajra in his right hand, and in his left hand a skull cup filled with the lifeblood of hindering spirits. In which mental agitation and illusions are chopped up and transformed to create the Buddha consciousness.
The Lord of Time wears a crown of five skulls, representing the transmutation of the five negative afflictions of human nature into positive virtues. He is adorned with skull necklaces, snake earrings, and bracelets armbands. A large snake necklace dropping down to his bulging belly, and a strand of human-heads reaching below his knees. The Dharmapala is wrapped with a tiger pelt kilt, wearing its two paws for testicle sacks. The richly gilded deity is flickering with jewels and flames of illuminating awareness. Gracefully standing above a resplendent lotus pedestal sealed with a double-vajra, the dynamic statue is in excellent condition.