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Statuette de Vajravarahi en alliage de cuivre doré Népal, XVIIsiècle
A GILT-COPPER ALLOY FIGURE DEPICTING VAJRAVARAHI, NEPAL, 17TH CENTURY
Estimate
12,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 20,000 EUR
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Statuette de Vajravarahi en alliage de cuivre doré Népal, XVIIsiècle
A GILT-COPPER ALLOY FIGURE DEPICTING VAJRAVARAHI, NEPAL, 17TH CENTURY
Estimate
12,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 20,000 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

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Statuette de Vajravarahi en alliage de cuivre doré Népal, XVIIsiècle
A GILT-COPPER ALLOY FIGURE DEPICTING VAJRAVARAHI, NEPAL, 17TH CENTURY
la divinité avec une truie émergeant derrière son oreille droite, en ardhaparyankasana piétinant un démon sur un socle lotiforme rond ajouré, la main gauche tenant devant sa poitrine une kapala et brandissant dans sa main droite un kartrika, portant une guirlande de têtes coupées, le visage courroucé à trois yeux, la tête auréolée d’une mandrole ajourée, vêtue de riches bijoux, non scellée (2)
19,8 cm, 7 3/4  in.
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Catalogue Note

Vajravarahi who can be identified with the single boar's head behind her right ear, represents a form of Vajrayogini, the principal deity of the Chakrasamvara cycle of Tantras. Vajrayogini appearing in the form of Vajravarahi is considered the most popular female Tantric deities found in all schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Being worshipped as the protector of the Tantra's secrets, she is also the consort of the great transformative deity Samvara. Vajravarahi is also the only female deity in Tibet to appear in a reincarnation on earth where she served as the abbot of Samding monastery near Lhasa. Compare with another gilt-copper figure of Vajravarahi of slightly smaller size in the British Museum, published in Ulrich von Schroeder, Indo-Tibetan Bronzes, Hong Kong, 1981, pp. 378-9, fig. 101C. 

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