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2. A carved hardwood mandorla
Tibet
circa 18th Century
Dimensions: 16” x 13” (41cm x33cm)

A carved hardwood mandorla

The arch-shaped mandorla is deeply carved of a dense, heavy blackish wood and depicts to either side an elephant, a lion, and a man riding a goat; beneath a makara and a nagini among flammiform scrolls. Remains of gold and pigment.



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