From: Nepal

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number A1114
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Nepalese | Buddhist
Provenience Nepal
Date Made 17th Century - 18th Century
Section Asian
Materials Bronze | Gilding
Technique Gilt
Iconography Vajrasattva | Tara

Brass sculpture of eight-armed Vajrasattva with consort. The bodhisattva Vajrasattva is a popular deity in Tantric Buddhism. He holds his two attributes: a vajra in his lowest right hand, and a bell in his lowest left hand. The union of these two objects together symbolizes supreme truth. Gilt bronze with floral halo.

Height 23.5 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Alexander Scott, 1914
Other Number Getz 163 - Other Number

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