figure (ritual & belief: representations)

Gilt bronze statue of Vajrapani, Buddhist guardian deity, standing on a pedestal of ornamented lotus petals. Left leg extended outward, right leg bent against the body. Right arm extended upwards and outwards, holding a vajra, ritual thunderbolt symbol. In the left hand a lasso. Carved bone and snake necklaces, loin cloth of tiger skin, of which head on right knee. Wrathful expression, bulging eyes, open mouth with fangs, thick moustache and eyebrows, bulging third eye on fortehead. Crown with five skulls, hair depicted as flames shooting upwards as a halo.

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