Primordial Buddha Vajrasattva as the Adibuddha
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ABS 249

 Code: ABS 249

  Country: Central asia

  Style: Kashmir style in central Asia

  Date: 900 - 1000

  Dimensions in cm WxHxD: 7.6 x 14 x 5

  Materials: Gilt silver alloy

This image was allegedly found in China in the greater Dunhuang region. However, the style is clearly more closely related to the arts of Kashmir than those of Central Asia or China. Vajrasattva is depicted in the noble attitude (sattvaparya kåsana). He holds the diamond sceptre (vajra) and the prayer-bell (ghanta).

von Schroeder, Ulrich, 2010. Buddhist Sculptures of the Alain Bordier Foundation. Hong Kong: Visual Dharma Publications, Ltd.. Pp. 14–15; plate 4A