unlike Avalokiteshvara (Kuan
Yin) , Vajrasattva is a celestial Bodhisattva persists to help beings on earth.
He is the Tantric male archetype deity, as Vajradhara
is the quintessential female of the Vajra Buddha clan.
simplicity of this wood carving is an elegant example of the late Qing Buddhist
sculpture. With well carved braised hair falling on both shoulders, and an unusually
simple head bend for a Bodhisattva , Vajrasattva appearer youthful with great
charm. Seated in dhyanasana with contemplative down cast eyes, his upright posture
seems to project a vigor that lends much monumentality to the statue, creating
an impression of a bronze sculpture more than an antique wood carving that exceeds
a hundred years.