Vajrasattva sits in the lotus position, a bell in his left hand and a thunderbolt (now missing) or vajra in his right hand. He is adorned with a low Nepalese-style crown , geometrical jewellery, a sacred cord and has a Nepalese-style oblong urna on his forehead. The Malla Period is famous for its lavishly gilt copper or copper alloy sculptures, made by Newar Artists. Their elegant body proportions and poses, with the heads slightly tilted to one side and the waist to the other, are particularly striking.
On this example, we can see the upright thunderbolt in his right hand, at heart level.
Same. Private collection.
On some sculptures, the half-vajra finial on top of his low chignon is particularly large.