Origin: Tibet. Circa: 19th Century
H 7.5 in.(19cm), W 5 in.(12cm), D 3 in.(7.5cm)
Bearer of the Thunder Bolt (Chinese: Diamond Holder). He is the primordial Buddha
from which all other Buddhas are born. He is the Tantric form of Shakyamuni, who
represents the essence of enlightenment. He is also considered as the metaphysical
equivalent of Samantabhadra, who transmits total communion with the infinite.
rare 19th century Tibetan gilded bronze Vajradhara holding a vajra in his right
hand and the bell in his left, with delicately modeled fingers and gently crossed
wrists in a gesture that symbolizing the union of wisdom and compassion. The
majestic diadem and armbands are inlaid with precious stone ornaments. He is seated
in full lotus, radiates with vitality in his youthful contours, which sways lightly
in graceful movements that are both astute and powerful.