A gilt copper allow figure of Cakrasamvara  Tibet, 16th/17 century
Lot 152
A gilt copper allow figure of Cakrasamvara Tibet, 16th/17 century
Sold for US$ 20,000 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A gilt copper allow figure of Cakrasamvara
Tibet, 16th/17 century
The Yidam with blue hair arranged in a tall chignon inset with a crescent moon, skull and surmounted by a cintamani, steps vigorously in pratyalidhasana, his crossed hands holding a vajra and ghanta as he embraces his consort Vajravarahi, a five-skull crown on her head and jeweled pendants hanging from her waist, brandishing a karttrika in her right hand and a skull in her left as she wraps her arms around his neck; the amorous couple each adorned with sumptuous beaded jewelry and garlands of human heads, their serene faces highlighted in cold gilt.
8 in. (20.4 cm) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Acquired from Tony Anninos, 2005
    J. Russell Wherritt Trust
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