Western Tibet, Amoghasiddhi

14th century circa, Western Tibet, Amoghasiddhi, brass at the Pacific Asia Museum (USA),

14th century circa, Western Tibet, Amoghasiddhi, brass with silver and copper inlay and traces of cold gold, at the Pacific Asia Museum (USA).

Amoghasiddhi is seated in the vajra position, his right hand doing the fear-allaying gesture (abhaya), the left hand in the meditation gesture (dhyana), dressed and adorned in princely attire, his celestial scarf forming a circular arch behind him before flowing down to his knees, on a double-lotus base with a plain rim, fleshy apple-like petals, a row of small beading. His tall Pala-style chignon is topped with a leaf panel similar to those on his crown.

14th century, Western Tibet, Amoghasiddhi, at the Heritage Museum (Russia), published on Himalayan Art Resources.

14th century, Western Tibet, Amoghasiddhi, gilt copper alloy with cold gold and pigment, at the Heritage Museum (Russia), published on Himalayan Art Resources.

We see him here surrounded with long-stem lotuses.

15th century, Western Tibet, Amoghasiddhi, brass, at the Museum der Kulturen in Basel (Switzerland).

15th century, Western Tibet, Amoghasiddhi, brass, at the Museum der Kulturen in Basel (Switzerland).

This is part of a set of five dyani buddhas from Western Tibet (two of which we have seen in previous posts) that can be seen in Basel.

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