Vajrasattva is seated on a double lotus base with heart-shaped petals, over a stepped throne supported by two lions (with rather canine ears and noses) and decorated with a floral or wheel motif at the front. There is a pointed halo behind his head and, forming an arch around him, we can see viyalas, makaras, apsaras among scrolling vegetation, and a garuda at the top with a naga in its mouth.
17th century, Tibet, Vajrasattva, copper alloy, at the British Museum in London (UK).
Same theme, different style and period. The arch is topped with a parasol and strengthened with a horizontal bar prolonged by a sceptre with a flaming jewel finial on each side.
This interesting Vajrasattva also has a pointed halo fastened to his back, engraved with a floral motif and decorated with a triratna at the top. His lower garment and scarf are incised with a geometrical pattern. We have seen similar jewellery and stone-inlaid decoration for the hem of the dhoti on works from the 16th century.