Tibet, Vajradhara with consort (2)

15th century, Nepal or Tibet, Vajradhara and Prajnaparamita, gilt copper alloy and stones, private collection, photo by Christie's.

15th century, Tibet or Nepal, Vajradhara and Prajnaparamita, gilt copper alloy and stones, private collection, photo by Christie’s.

Made by a Nepalese artist, in Tibet or Nepal, this masterpiece depicts Vajradhara in embrace with his consort, Prajnaparamita. He holds the vajra sceptre and the bell across her back.

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He wears a sort of helmet topped with a half vajra.

15th century, Tibet, Vajradhara+consort, private collection, published on Himalaya Art Resources.

15th century, Tibet, Vajradhara+consort, private collection, published on Himalaya Art Resources.

Prajnaparamita wears the same accessories as him, plus a kind of beaded belt with long pendants, the above decorated with stone cabochons.

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She holds the same attributes.

16th century, Tibet, Vajradhara and consort, copper alloy with copper inlay, at the Museum der Kulturen in Basel (Switzerland).

16th century, Tibet, Vajradhara and consort, copper alloy with copper inlay, at the Museum der Kulturen in Basel (Switzerland).

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