A gilt copper alloy figure of Saravid Vairochana
Qing dynasty, 18th century
Seated in padmasana above a lotus throne wearing a dhoti with patterned hems, his hands resting in dhyana mudra, his neck, chest, and arms richly adorned, the shoulders covered by an undulating scarf and swirling tresses, his four heads with serene expressions, painted eyes and lips, large earrings and five-leafed crowns, his hair covered in blue pigment and arranged in a two-tiered chignon surmounted by a flaming jewel (cintamani).
7 in. (17.8 cm) high