Mongolia, Vajrasattva

18th century, Mongolia, Vajrasattva, metal (gilt copper alloy), private collection, photo on Himalayan Art Resources.

Seated on a Zanabazar-style lotus base, Vajrasattva holds an upright vajra sceptre before his heart and an upturned vajra bell against his left hip. He is adorned with princely jewellery including a singular necklace and large earrings shaped like scrolling tendrils, a five-leaf crown, a flaming jewel finial, and a beaded belt with pendants.

18th century, Mongolia, Vajrasattva and consort, gilt metal, private collection, photo on HAR .

His consort usually holds the same attributes.

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