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A bronze figure of Padmasambhava
A bronze figure of Padmasambhava


A bronze figure of Padmasambhava
Tibet, 15th century
Seated over a lotus base with beaded rims, holding a skullcup and vajra, wearing voluminous robes with copper-inlaid neckline, the face with silver-inlaid eyes centered by an urna inlaid with a hardstone and flanked by large earrings, topped by a lotus hat with the sun and crescent moon at front, his hair in thick locks falling onto his shoulders
8½ in. (21.5 cm.) high
Onno Janssens Collection, Netherlands, acquired in Amsterdam by 1996
Himalayan Art Resources, www.himalayanart.org, item no. 66758

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