Two Images of Vajrasattva and a Vajra, anonymous, 975 - 1025

Two Images of Vajrasattva and a Vajra, anonymous, 975 - 1025

bronze (metal), h 10.9cm × w 6.0cm × d 5.0cm × w 247gr More details

The thunderbolt, or vajra, is a powerful symbol in both Hinduism and Buddhism. Small bronze vajras are often used in rituals, together with a handbell (ghanta). The Buddhist deity Vajrasattva embodies the power of the vajra and is here depicted holding a vajra to his chest and a handbell at his hip.

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