Tibet, Ratnasambhava

There are few Tibetan sculptures of this dhyani buddha and most of them depict him in bodhisattva attire.

14th century, Tibet, Ratnasambhava, bronze, Rubin Museum of Art.

14th century, Tibet, Ratnasambhava, copper alloy, at the Rubin Museum of Art.

The iconography is quite similar to that of Amoghasiddhi but the right arm is extended down palm outwards in the generosity or varada mudra and he may have a jewel (ratna) in the palm.

16th-17th century, Tibet, Ratnasambhava, gilt copper alloy, at  Musée Guimet

16th-17th century, Tibet, Ratnasambhava, gilt copper alloy, at Musée Guimet (Paris).

This later work, which is part of a set, shows him in buddha appearance, with a deep incision instead of a jewel in the palm of his right hand. The left hand is in meditation or dhyana mudra.

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