A gilt copper figure of Vajrapani
Nepal, circa 10th century
In the aspect of Nilambaradhara, wearing eight races of nagas about his youthful body and a tiger skin over a dhoti draped across his thighs, he dances upon a pair of corpses on a lotus platform, with his right hand raised holding the vajra and the left raised in the threatening gesture of tarjani mudra, with a diadem of matted hair, round staring eyes and open mouth baring fangs.
8 1/2 in. (21.5 cm) high