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Plaque, D38.322

Physical Description

A small clay tablet with a figure in relief impressed upon it. The figure has four heads (one almost effaced) and 12 arms, ten of which hold attributes, while the other two arms seem to be in a mudra (a conventional hand sign). The figure is standing on a lotus throne and has a string of skulls (?) around its waist. Identified as Demchong (Tibetan name) or Heruka (Sanskrit) by visiting Tibetan monks (2/91). The figure is surrounded by an inscription in Indian (Sanskrit?) script.

Provenance

Locality:
Collected by: Dr Edith Huntley

Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 90 x 84 x 29mm

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