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Carlo Cristi

Vajrabodhisattva
Copper, cold gold,
Nepal, preserved in Tibet
9th - 10th century
cm. 12 h. 4 3/4 in. h.

Rare representation of one of the 16 Vajrabodhisattvas who, along wiith othre deities, compose the tridimensional Vajradhatu mandala. The mudra- possibly of offering - is unusual, the crown incised with the five transcendent Buddhas.

Similar example at the Museum Guimet, France.

all text, images Carlo Cristi

 

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