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Gilt copper Repousse
16th Century Tibet

A crowned , bejeweled figure riding on the back of a winged mythical creature. The creature or griffin as it is known has the body of a lion and the head of a garuda, it is surrounded by busy arabesquelike scrolls, remains of blue pigment still remain.

Height 44cm 17 ½ inches
Width 37cm 14 ½ inches

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