GILT BRONZE FIGURE OF DAMCHEN GARWA NAGPO TIBET 18TH CENTURY
Seated sideways on a goat, wearing robes
with billowing sleeves, the face with
wrathful expression topped by a widebrimmed hat, the billy goat with twisted
horns, both above a base depicting scene
of purgatory, height 9.1”
— 23 cm.
Damchen Garwa Nagpo, or “Blacksmith”
in English, is one of the main attendant
deities to the Tibetan Dharma protector.
As another form of Dorje Legspa, Garwa
Napo was formerly the chief of the Bon
demon kings before being subdued by