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8. Mahakala Thanka. 19th Century, Tibet. The painting measures 22" x 27", not including the cloth. A central figure of Mahakala surrounded by flames. Above are three lamas; below, 2 fierce deities flank a sea of snakes. To the left and right of Mahakala are wonderful paintings of deer and snow lions among mountains and flowers. The painting is worn but in very good condition, unlike the surrounding cloth. $450.
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