14th century (or later?), Tibet, Vajradhara, bronze (copper alloy) with silver-inlaid eyes, Navin Kumar collection on HAR
A rare sculpture of Vajradhara with a plump face and silver-inlaid eyes such as we have seen on works attributed to the Guge area, wearing a long dhoti loosely draped in the Chinese fashion…
beaded and stone-inlaid accessories including a cross-belt and a festooned belt, his celestial scarf worn like a shawl over his shoulders.
15th century, Tibet, Vajradhara, gilt bronze with turquoise inlay, private collection, photo by Sotheby’s.
14th century (or later?), Tibet, Vajradhara, gilt copper (alloy?) with stones, private collection?, published on gg-art
15th century, Tibet, Vajradhara, gilt bronze, private collection, photo by Nagel, sale 105 China 1.
15th-16th century, Tibet, (Tsang province?). Vajradhara, bronze (brass) with silver-inlaid eyes, private collection, photo by Nagel, sale 105 China 1.
From a corpus of brass works attributed to a Tsang province atelier, all with the same facial features, double-lotus base with elongated pointed petals, Chinese-style draping etc., this one has a turquoise-inlaid urna on his forehead.
Undated, Tibet, Vajradhara, gilt bronze with stone inlay, at the Tibet House Museum in New Delhi, photo on Himalayan Art Resources
A rare work with an extra leaf at the back of the tiara, a richly incised Chinese-style silk shawl, red paint at the back of the lotus base. His eyes and lips are painted, the hair is dyed with lapis lazuli powder.
16th century, Tibet, Vajradhara, gilt bronze (copper alloy, with stone and possibly glass inlay), private collection?, photo on gg-art.com as before.
The three-head and six-hand form of this deity would normally hold the main attributes in his main hands as above, a hook and a skull cup in his middle hands, a sword and a noose in the upper ones. This figure holds a dharma wheel and a lotus bud in his middle hands, a visvajra and a lotus in the upper ones.
17th century, Tibet, Vajradhara, gilt copper alloy with stone inlay, private collection, photo by Koller, sale W253AS.