A gilt copper alloy figure of Vajradhara
Tibet, 15th century
Seated on a lotus throne in padmasana, wearing a patterned dhoti tied at the back, his hands in dharmacakrapavartina fostering lotus stems that blossom at his shoulders presenting the vajra and ghanta, bedecked with jewelry of inset turquoise, a festoon with central coral pendant, and a complementing inset turqouise urna centering his benign expression surmounted by a five-tiered crown with central kirtimukha mask and flanking ribbons before hair tied in a high chignon and topped with a jewel.
10 1/2 in. (26.5 cm) high