Size: Height 20cm, weight 1030g
Stunning, at least 400 years old, Vajrasattva (Diamond Being or Thunderbolt Being) bronze statue from Tibet.
Vajrasattva , sitting in the vajra position, has the right hand holding a vajra vertical in front of his heart center, the lowered left holding a bell. Powerful body and meek facial expression. Wearing a multi-leaved crown as well as the jewelry and clothes of an enlightened Buddhist Bodhisattva. The bell was separately casted. Bottom covered with consecration plate. Slight signs of age. The statue comes with a wooden pedestrian.
Object Literature: Vajrasattva (Dorje Sempa) is a bodhisattva in the Mahayana/Vajrayana Buddhist traditions. Vajrasatva is associated with the sambkogakaya and purification practice.
Object History: Acquired from a Luxembourg fine asian art gallery. Previously private German collection.