Description:Tibetan Ritual Kapala with Kartika on Stand 19th century, sacred metal crescent knife with coral bead supported on carved and painted wood cover to carved human skull cranium, on pierce-carved bone stand; H14" W10" D10"
Provenance: Private collection
Other Notes: Rare related skull bowls can be found in the Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art, as well as the British Museum.
Condition: Extremely dirty and dusty. We have not attempted to clean. Small break on flame decoration and wear to painted surfaces.
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