Chitipati Skull Figures
Fancy splashing some cash over the weekend? Then why not swing by Christie’s and purchase yourself on of these 19th Century Chitipati Skull Figures for a ‘Price Realized’ $47,500. Ok, I’m not sure what that actually means but the website does state that this is the “hammer price plus buyer’s premium” but then there is also some ‘Estimate’ amount of $4,000 – $6,000. Confused.
That aside these Chitipati Skull Figures are silver plated bronze figures created in Tibet. They also “represent two Buddhist ascetics who were so deeply absorbed in meditation that they were unaware of their own death, and changed into wrathful death spirits with vows of eternal vengeance.”