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Pal-dus-kyi (or Pal dus kyi Khorlo), a Buddhist deity whose cult is centred on Tibet, is better known (and thus preferable for search purposes) as Kalacakra (or Kalachakra). He is typically shown embracing his consort Visvamata (or Vishvamata), whose upper body with head thrown back is missing in this example (though her lower body is present).

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Kalachakra (Pal dus kyi Khorlo)




bronze & gilt


H 26.5 x W 19.8 x D 8.8 cm

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on loan from Wellcome Trust

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