Tibet,Vajrapani – Canda

One of the wrathful aspects of Vajrapani, the Canda form has one head and two hands, the right hand is upright and holds a vajra, the left hand is in the karana mudra (or sometimes the tarjani mudra) to expel demons.

15th-16th century, Tibet, Vajrapani, gilt copper with cold gold and pigment, at the Jokhang in Lhasa, published by Ulrich von Schroeder.

Above and below, 15th-16th century, Tibet, Vajrapani, gilt copper with cold gold and pigment, at the Jokhang in Lhasa, published by Ulrich von Schroeder.

15th-16th c., Tibet, Vajrapani, gilt cop.+pig., 17,7 cm, Jokhang

12th-13th century, Tibet, Vajrapani, gilt copper alloy, photo by Sotheby's.

12th-13th century, Tibet, Vajrapani, gilt copper alloy, photo by Sotheby’s.

This rare sculpture shows him with a buddha on top of his head instead of a half vajra.

14th century, Tibet, Vajrapani,

14th century, Tibet, Vajrapani,

15th century, Tibet, Vajrapani, copper alloy and pigment, on gg-art.com.

15th century, Tibet, Vajrapani, copper alloy and pigment, on gg-art.com.

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