A RARE GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF VAJRAVARAHI MONGOLIA, 17TH CENTURY
Himalayan Art Resources item no. 13445
Rossi & Rossi Ltd, Hong Kong, 2007.
For examples of other Mongolian gilt-bronze sculptures with similar characteristic lotus bases, see the two figures of Manjushri and Shadakshari Avalokiteshvara from Chahar, Inner Mongolia, circa 1700, now in the Folkens Museum Etnografiska, Stockholm, illustrated ibid., pp. 144-145, pls 35 and 36. See also an 18th century Mongolian gilt-bronze figure of Chakrasamvara, cast with similar lotus base and sharing the same treatment of the body and similar expression, sold in our London rooms, 9th November 2016, lot 132.
For a later Mongolian sculpture of Vajrayogini, see a 19th century gilt-bronze example in the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art illustrated in Barbara Lipton and Nima Dorjee Ragnubs, Treasures of Tibetan Art: Collections of the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, New York, 1996, no. 53.