This exquisitely modeled sculpture depicts the Buddhist deity Vajrasattva. Certain Lamaist sects identify Vajrasattva with Vajradhara who is considered to be the esoteric manifestation of Adi (primordial) Buddha. However, he is generally considered as the sixth Dhyani Buddha and the priest of the five Dhyani Buddhas.
Vajrasattva has been widely represented in India and other Buddhist countries during the period of later Buddhism. A Buddhist text Advayavajra-sanghra contains information pertaining to Vajrasattva. His cult is particularly popular in Mahayanic countries.
In the present form he is shown seated in padmasana on a lotus throne. He has two hands: right hand holds a five-pronged vajra, while the left hand placed on the thigh is holding a vajra-ghanta (bell). These two priestly symbols emphasise perhaps his position as the priest of the Dhyani Buddhas.
HXLXW: 16" x 8.25" x 6.25" inches.
Weight: 8.7 lbs.
Handcrafted in Nepal
***New vintage item in great condition with some natural oxidation and pitting. Item sold is the EXACT seen in photos please look carefully at the images for all the details before making your purchase, statue is sold "as is"***