Tibet, Bhutan, IndiaWood, pigment19th / early 20th Century24 in / 61 cm$16,500
Ex Pace Gallery, Ex Victor Teicher
This wrathful manifestation of the deer was used in morality dramas of Cham dances found throughout the Himalayas. The deer spirit is a powerful animal totem, the magic of which predates Buddhism in the Himalayas. It morphs from simple and innocent to powerful and dangerous, depending on the purity of a hunter’s soul.
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