Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Item No. 94661

དབུས་ཀྱི་སྣང་བརྙན་གང་རུང་། 任何中心人物
(item no. 94661)
Origin Location China
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Material Metal
Collection American Museum of Natural History
Catalogue # 70.0/ 4699
Interpretation / Description

AMNH Description

Dancing Skeleton Figure (a pair, see HAR #94660. Circa 1900). A decorative shrine object for use in a Chinese temple. The figure is dancing while holding in one hand the flayed skin of a human while in the other hand a human tongue and pair of eyeballs.

This skeleton subject, created as a decorative object, is unrelated to the Tantric Buddhist deity Shri Shmashana Adhipati (Chitipati).

Jeff Watt 4-2010

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