folding table

carved and painted wood; kirtimukha-heads hightened with gesso
Tibet. late 19th-early 20th cent.
size: 36 x 76 cm; 37 cm. high.

The two front-panels depict kirtimukhas, horned monster faces, derived from the original Garuda/Khyung, eating a snake, that they hold in his two hands. On their head a sun-moon-symbol.

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