A gilt-bronze Vajradhara Ming dynasty, 15th century
Lot 459
A gilt-bronze Vajradhara Ming dynasty, 15th century
Sold for HK$ 125,000 (US$ 16,123) inc. premium
Lot Details
The Property of a Gentleman (lots 451-474)
A gilt-bronze Vajradhara
Ming dynasty, 15th century
Portrayed seated in dhyanasana atop a double lotus pedestal, the figure with serene facial expression and eyes closed in deep medidation, wearing a five-leaf diadem framing hair in high chignon and flanked by a pair of pendulous earlobes suspending earrings, both hands crossed holding a vajra on the right and ghanta on the left, the chest bare and adorning elaborate jewelleries with inlaid semi-precious stones all around.
10cm high.

Footnotes

  • 明十五世紀 銅鎏金金剛總持坐像

    Holding a vajra and a ghanta on each hands with typical elongated slender body form attributed to the Tibetan style, the Vajradhara represents the supreme essence of all Buddhas from the perspective of the Apocalyptic Vehicle. Compare a larger example illustrated in Marylin M. Rhie & Robert A.F. Thurman, Wisdom and Compassion. The Sacred Art of Tibet, London, 1991, p.357, no.147.
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