Origin: Tibet. Circa: early 19th Century
H7 in.(18cm), W5 in.(12.5cm), D3.25 in.(8cm) Consecrated, very good condition!
A fine antique Vajrasattva, the diamond essence Tantric Buddha of Purification, and the esoteric form of Samantabhdra, the quintessence of all the Buddhas. Here he is seated in full lotus, leaning slightly to the left atop a lotus throne, in his right he holds a vajra upward against his chest, and resting on his left thigh a bell in his left hand; symbols of the male and female Tantric union. The statue is well-cast in bronze with gilded copper and gold, with exemplary details througout. And in his downcast eyes and serene smile, the countenance of Vajrasattva conveys youth and supreme harmony. It is noteworthy that the once loosen copper plate reveals consecrated offerings of mantra and jewels as shown here, which are remaining untouched and the base plate has since been resealed in a ritual ceremony.