Tibet, plaques from Densatil

15th century, copper alloy and stones, dancers,

15th century, plaque  from the Densatil monastery, Central Tibet, copper alloy and stone inlay, Nepalese-style, dancers, private collection.

Female deity Palden Lhamo, protectress of Lhasa.

Female deity Palden Lhamo, protectress of Lhasa, riding her mule, private collection.

Same subject as above, at the Freer Sackler Gallery (USA).

Same subject as above, at the Freer Sackler Gallery (USA).

Nagaraja

Nepalese-style Nagaraja, private collection.

These fragments all show some very detailed Nepalese-style sculptures, most likely the work of a Newar artist in Central Tibet, richly gilt and lavishly inlaid with turquoise and coral.

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