figure (ritual & belief: representations); stand (communication artefacts)

Bhairab (?) and Ganesha (brass). Tibet or Nepal? Standing figure of a fearsome deity (?Bhairab) with a fire-skull, flame crown, fangs and snake earrings, four arms: right upper: a sword; right lower: in discourse (?), left upper a buckler (?), left lower: a bowl; jewelled with scarves and loin cloth; standing on the legs of Ganesa below him: right upper: rosary, right lower: radish; left upper: goad; left lower: sweetmeats; [...]. On a square plinth with lotus leaves; 2 sockets at the back for a mandorla. Bhairab is detachable from the base. Paper label is indecipherable.

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