Dec 8, 2009
Dec 8, 2009

Shamvara

Shamvara

c. 1100

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Bronze

Overall: 14.8 cm (5 13/16 in.)

Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 1985.92.1

Description

An extremely rare bronze of a tantric Buddhist deity depicts the trampling of the personifications of the afflictions that keep beings cycling around the world of samsara, moving from one unhappy birth, death, and rebirth to another. This male figure, a prominent form of a tantric Buddha in Tibetan Buddhism, is four-armed and probably once held a vajra and bell in his crossed hands.

See also
Collection: 
Cambodian Art
Type of artwork: 
Sculpture
Medium: 
Bronze

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