An element from the ceremonial apron worn by a Tantric necromancer to help drive away evil spirits. The delicately carved memento mori places a Citipati, a dancing skeleton between ornate panels of leaves, a reminder of the impermanence of life. On the back are remnants of the wax export seal.
Ex Zena Kruzick, San Francisco
4.5″ high x 1.25″ wide on a metal base.
Please click the link below to see a full ceremonial apron. Photo credit: Asian Art Museum in San Francisco.