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Mahakala (Bodhisattva) , a rare Sino- Tibeta, bronzeH 11.6", ca 18th - 19th century or possibly earlier

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An exceptionally rare Sino Tibetan bronze of ferrocius Mahakala with three heads sorrounded by an areole of flames and six arms. His second left arm holds the trisula (detachable) symbolising the Three Jewels of Buddhism, the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha, while his fourth hand tames a serpent while another serpent encirles his lower right wrist. Two other snakes emanate from his middle lower torso.The last two hands are folded on his chest as if to say 'I am'. Each of his legs are placed separately on two lotus flowers. no damage or repairs
Mahakala is a tantric god shared by both Buddhists as well as Hindus.
The above six armed form is most favored by the Gelukpa order of Tibetan Buddhism, and in this manifestation Mahakala is considered to be the fierce and powerful emanation of Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva of compassion. 

H 11.6", ca 18th - 19th century
One of Shiva's names is Mahakala (Maha: power or great, Kala: time), great power of time ( The art of Tantra, Phillip Rawson, Thames and Hudson,1973) 
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