two atlantes

painted and gilded wood
Central Tibet, 13th cent.
size each panel: 21 x 26 cm.

The style of these two panels is amazingly reminiscent to the famous (Nepalese) woodcarvings in the Lhasa Jokhang-temple, dating from the 7th-8th cent. (and later).
The green paint is of a much later date; the gilding and the paint on the clothing could be of the original date.

Tested C-14 CIRAM.

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