A lacquer gilt copper alloy repousse Vajrapani Mongolia, 18th century
Lot 177
A lacquer gilt copper alloy repoussé figure of Vajrapani Mongolia, 18th century
Sold for US$ 8,750 inc. premium
Auction Details
A lacquer gilt copper alloy repousse Vajrapani Mongolia, 18th century
Lot Details
A lacquer gilt copper alloy repoussé figure of Vajrapani
Mongolia, 18th century
Traces of cold gold paint and pigment; standing pratyalidhasana on a lotus throne with his right hand raised that would have held a vajra and his left hand at his heart in a threatening gesture (tarjani mudra). His large oval terrifying face is framed by flaming orange hair secured by a five-leaf crown. He wears robes draped over his shoulders open at the front showing long beaded necklaces.
20 in. (50.8 cm.)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Sartin Collection
    Acquired from Sheila Presencer, London
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