15th century, Tibet, mahasiddha Virupa, brass with silver-inlaid eyes and squares on his dhoti (bottom garment) cold gold on face, private collection, photo by Christie’s.
Virupa is seated with a knee folded and the other held with a meditation strap. He is adorned with flowers in the guise of jewellery.
15th century, Tibet, mahasiddha Virupa, copper alloy, private collection, photo by Sotheby’s.
The Indian adept has a half vajra on his chignon. He wears jewellery, a garland of flowers, a cross-belt and a small tiara with flowers. He sits on an antelope skin over a single-lotus base.