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A bronze figure of Vajrasattva
Property from the Collection of Dr. Detlef I. Lauf
A bronze figure of Vajrasattva

LADAKH, CIRCA 11TH CENTURY

Details
A bronze figure of Vajrasattva
Ladakh, circa 11th century
Seated in dhyanasana on a lotus base raised on a rectangular plinth, the ghanta resting on his hip, wearing a short dhoti, jewelry and a billowing sash, his face with a serene expression surmounted by pointed tiara, backed by a mandala interlocked with a mandorla
5¼ in. (13.4 cm.) high
Provenance
Private Collection, Switzerland, acquired in 1965
Literature
D. Lauf, Eine Ikonographie des tibetischen Buddhismus, 1979, p. 35

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