Tibet, mahasiddha Virupa

15th century, Tibet, mahasiddha (teacher of the faith) Virupa, brass with silver-inlaid eyes and squares on his garment, private collection

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

15th century, Tibet, mahasiddha Virupa, copper alloy, private collection, photo by Sotheby’s.

15th-16th century, Tibet, mahasiddha Virupa, bronze, private collection

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.

 

 

 

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