A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF VAJRASATTVA
MING DYNASTY, 15TH/16TH CENTURY
cast seated in vajraparyankasana, the right hand holding a vajra, sumptuously adorned with jewellery and a dhoti, with a long celestial scarf draped across the shoulders and arms, the meditative face framed by large earrings and an elaborate five-pointed crown, the hair gathered in an elaborate chignon
Height 24.3 cm, 9⅝ in.
This figure is heavily cast and richly gilt, with overall light wear to the gilding (particularly the tip of the nose), light wear to the surface of the hands. Two tips of the crown slightly bent. The base open.
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