Peaceful Vajrapani wears a tall three-leaf crown with the panels set apart, a dhoti held in place with a belt, a broad sash knotted to one side, bodhisattva jewellery including snake armbands, floral earrings and a matching necklace, and a sacred cord. A serrated flaming halo is attached to his back. He does the gesture of supreme generosity (varada mudra) with the right hand and holds a vajra in the other. He stands on a rectangular plinth, unusual in Nepal, incised with a dedication.
This elegant figure with harmonious proportions stands on a double-lotus base (often seen on late Licchavi and Thakuri works), his left hand placed against his hip, a vajra in his right hand. He wears a dhoti much shorter on one side and decorated with an incised motif, the sash is shorter and placed lower down than on the previous image. His serene face with a downcast gaze has been painted with cold gold. He is adorned with floral earrings and a matching necklace and belt.
10th-11th century, Nepal, Vajrapani, copper and cold gold, at the Fondation Alain Bordier (Switzerland).
He may also do the vitarka mudra (debate, teaching) instead. The above wears a slightly lower crown but the same floral jewellery and serpentine armbands as the others.
There are several examples of Vajrapani doing the abhaya mudra (fear-allaying) with his right hand.
This Vajrapani holds an egg-shaped object in his right hand (possibly a cowry shell), a vajra in the other.