GILT BRONZE FIGURE OF DAMCHEN GARWA NAGPO, TIBET, 19TH CENTURY. He is seated sideways on a goat, wearing robes with billowing sleeves, the face with wrathful expression topped by a wide-brimmed hat, the billy goat with pigment in hair.
Below in the belly of the goat a small opening covered by a cobberplate.
Damchen Garwa Nagpo, or “Blacksmith” in English, is one of the main attendant deities to the Tibetan Dharma protector. As another form of Dorje Legspa, Garwa Napo was formerly the chief of the Bon demon kings before being subdued by Padmasambhava.
Size: ca. 8,5 cm. tall and massive.
Condition: Superb, finely gilted with patina.
Ex. Old Danish Collection.