Nepal, Yogambara

13th century circa, Nepal, Yogambara, gilt copper alloy, photo by Bonhams.

13th century circa, Nepal, Yogambara, gilt copper, photo by Bonhams.

This semi-wrathful meditational deity has three heads, each with three eyes, and six hands. He is easy to identify because one of his hands caresses the breast of his consort, Jnanadakini. The others hold various attributes (thunderbolt, bell, bow, arrow, skull cup), some of which are missing on this example.

15th century, Nepal, Yogambara, gilt metal, at the Rubin Museum of Art (USA).

15th century, Nepal, Yogambara, gilt metal, at the Rubin Museum of Art (USA).

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