Tibet, Amoghasiddhi – Densatil style

14th century, Tibet, Amoghasiddhi, gilt copper alloy and gems, Tibet House Museum in Beijing (China).

14th century, Tibet, Amoghasiddhi, gilt copper alloy and gems, Tibet House Museum in Beijing (China).

A richly gilt figure with Nepalese facial features, framed by a celestial scarf, a lotus fastened to each elbow to support a vajra sceptre (one placed horizontally, the other upright), his accessories and dhoti studded with clear gems and turquoise, some of them minute, the left hand held in the meditation gesture, the other raised in the fear-allaying gesture.

Same as before, private collection, published on Himalayan Art Resources.

Same as before, gilt metal and stones, private collection, published on Himalayan Art Resources.

In Tibet, Amoghasiddhi usually holds a double vajra sceptre (visvajra) in his left hand while doing the vitarka mudra (as above) with the other. This one holds his left hand palm out in the gesture of supreme generosity.

Same as before.

Same as before.

This one does the fear-allaying gesture with the right hand and the gesture of generosity with the other. He is seated on a round throne decorated with scrolls of vegetation and flowers.

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