ARTEFACTS

Vajrasattva

  • Базарсад / Доржсэмбэ / Bajarsad / Dorǰsembe
  • V(a)čir-a sadu-a / V(a)čir-a saduva
  • rDo rje sems dpa'
  • Vajrasattva
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  • 19th century
  • Mineral pigment
  • Height: not filled / Width: not filled / Depth: not filled
  • Collection: Hans Leder, Inv. Nr.: 4323
  • Grassi Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig
  • © Grassi Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig/ ÖAW
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The white Vajrasattva, who plays an important role in meditation and rituals for purification, sits in vajra cross-legged position on a moon disc, supported by a white lotus. Richly adorned with jewellery such anklets, bracelets, necklaces, earrings and a crown, he holds an upright vajra in his right hand and a upturned bell with his left, pressing it to his hip. The Tibetan designation “Vajrapani” (Tib. phyag na rdo rje) is written below this figure, thus regarding Vajrapani as virtually identical with Vajrasattva.
© Olaf Czaja
Vajrasattva
/ Mongolia / 19th century / Grassi Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig / © Grassi Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig/ ÖAW

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