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Vajrasattva

unknown1000-1100 C.E

Indian Museum, Kolkata

Indian Museum, Kolkata

Seated in padmasana on a lotus over a high triratha pedestal
having four elephants in three compartments (two in the
central and one each on either side), the figure of
Vajrasattva holds a vajra in the right hand resting against his
chest, and the left hand resting on his left thigh holds a
ghanta. He wears jewelled ornaments and a karandamukuta.
An elaborate stele with the throne and ornamented halo are
in the background.The presence of the vajra and the ghanta,
the two priestly symbols, emphasizes his position as the
priest of the panchajinas of the Buddhist pantheon.

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  • Title: Vajrasattva
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date: 1000-1100 C.E
  • Location: Indian Museum, Kolkata
  • Physical Dimensions: Basalt, 78x43.6x18.5cm
  • Provenance: Bihar, India

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