Property from the Estate of Ralph Benkaim
A gilt copper figure of Amoghapasa
Nepal, 11th/12th century
The twelve-armed deity standing in a subtle tribhanga with his arms radiating around him, dressed in a long dhoti secured with simple belt, a flowing sash knotted about his hips that fans out to the base, and the sacred thread (upavita), over the god's youthful, sensuous form. He is further adorned with a beaded necklace and single-leaf crown bearing the image of Amitayus, supported in his stack of matted locks. His head is framed by a beaded and flaming halo and he stands on a double lotus, supported by a plinth platform.
9 in. (23 cm) high