Figure of a deity (lokapala)
- 17th–18th century
Lokapalas were guardian kings of the four directions. They are usually shown as armed figures. This work embodies Tibetan ideas of wrathful-looking deities who are protective forces. The flaring robe, carefully detailed armor, and snarling, ferocious face are meant to avert evil.
- Anne Bromberg, Label text, 2011.