Antique Buddha Museum Statues
vajradhara Buddha
Antique Gilt Bronze Tibetan Buddha


Holding Vajra and Ghanta

Origin: Tibet. Circa: 19th Century
H 7.5 in.(19cm), W 5 in.(12cm), D 3 in.(7.5cm)
Condition: Excellent!
Vajradhara, 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.

A 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.

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Vajradhara Buddha

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