figure (ritual & belief: representations)

Painted clay figure of Vajrapani standing with legs apart, right arm raised to side carrying a vajra, thunderbolt, at head height, left arm raised to chest. Blue skin, 3rd eye, golden eyebrows and hair tufts on face, open mouth with fangs. Five-leafed crown with red border; green scarf over shoulders, tiger skin loin cloth with red sash. Bodhisattva jewels; depicted in high relief against a border of flames; on a lotus throne in white, red, green and blue. 2 inscriptions. 210 x 170 mm

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