A Fine Tibetan Silver Plaque Decorated with a Ferocious Divinity

A Fine Tibetan Silver Plaque Decorated with a Ferocious Divinity

1700 to 1900 Tibet

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A Fine Tibetan Silver Plaque Decorated with a Ferocious Divinity
Perhaps from the top of a ritual mitre
18th / 19th Century

Size : 9.5 cm dia. 2.5 cm deep – 3¾ ins dia. 1 ins deep
The Tibetans believe that wearing amuletic jewellery protects the bearer from harmful spirits, purifies the body's aura and calls beneficial forces to one's side. This silver plaque bears the head of a mythical snarling lion; a wrathful guardian with fangs, fiery whiskers and eyebrows and an upturned nose. A protector of the person and of the temple.
Dimensions
Width 9.50 cm (3.74 inches)
Depth 2.50 cm (0.98 inches)
Medium
Silver
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