Central Tibet, Vairocana

12th century, Central Tibet, buddha Vairocana, copper alloy with cold gold and pigments, Albuquerque Museum

12th century, Central Tibet, buddha Vairocana, copper alloy with cold gold and pigments, collection of Peaceful Wind,  published on http://www.asianart.com

Vairocana is depicted in his bodhisattva appearance, adorned with Indian-style jewellery, a five-leaf crown with bows and showy upward-flowing ribbons, his hair topped with a large leaf panel, his hands in the dharmacakra mudra. The top of his ankle-length dhoti   forms a curvy line below his plump abdomen. The navel marked with a small hole punched into the metal. His face has been painted with cold gold and pigments.

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