17 September 2003
A Bronze Figural Group of Chakrasamvara and Vajravarahi
Tibeto-Chinese, 18th Century
Depicting the 4-faced figure striding in alidhasana over two prostrated figures while in yabyum with his consort Vajravarahi, adorned with skull garlands, tiger skin, long windswept sashes, and removable skull tiaras; the main figures and base executed in repoussé, while the smaller figures and arms cast and dovetailed
15½ in. (39.5 cm.) high
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Daiwa Kogei (ed.), Kan'non Botoke to Mikkyo Hiho, (Guanyin: Secret Treasures of Esoteric Buddhism), exhibition catalogue, 1975.
Japan, Wakayama Prefecture, Shirahama Museum, June 1975.
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