Pair of Dancing Citipatis "Lords of the Funeral Pile"
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ABS 302

 Code: ABS 302

  Country: Mongolia

  Style: Khalkhas of Outer Mongolia

  Date: 1700 - 1800

  Dimensions in cm WxHxD: 37

  Materials: Wood, with remains of painted decoration

Pair of Dancing Citipatis "Lords of the Funeral Pile" 

The Sri Smasana Adipata or "glorious lords of the charnel ground of the funeral pile - father & mother" are popularly known as Citipati or "lord of the funeral pile". They are related to the Cakrasamvara Tantra and are usually represented as pair of skeleton figures brandishing various attributes.