Tibet, Akshobhya – bodhisattva appearance (4)

14th century, Tibet Akshobhya, gilt metal, private collection, published on Himalayan Art Resources.

14th century, Tibet Akshobhya, gilt metal, private collection, published on Himalayan Art Resources.

Akshobhya is seated on a lotus base over a square throne supported by two elephants, a celestial scarf acting as a frame, his right hand calling Earth to witness and holding the stem of a lotus that supports a vajra sceptre, the other held in the gesture of meditation.

14th-c-tibet-akshobhya-gilt-metalstonesglass-square-throne-vajra-on-lotus-private-har His crown, jewellery and other accessories, including the extremities of the scarf and the tail end of the dhoti, are inlaid with a multitude of small stone and glass cabochons in the Nepalese fashion, like the works made for the former Densatil monastery in Central Tibet.

14th c., Tibet, Akshobhya, gilt bronze+stones, square throne, Densatil style, Rietberg M. in Zurich.jpg

Same as before.

14th-c-tibet-akshobhya-gilt-metalstones-some-missing-square-throne-densatil-style-vajra-on-base-har

On this fairly similar work, the vajra sceptre on the double-lotus base and the front of the throne are equally studded with gems (a lot of them now missing).

Probably 14th century, same as before, at a mountain sanctuary, published on Himalayan Art Resources.

Probably 14th century, same as before, is or was at a mountain sanctuary, published on Himalayan Art Resources.

14th-c-tibet-akshobhya-gilt-c-a-stones-elephant-vajra-flowers-on-throne-face-mountain-sanctuary-har

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