Vajravarahi – The "Diamond Sow"
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Orientation 4
Display 9

ABS 254

 Code: ABS 254

  Country: Tibet (central)


  Date: 1400 - 1500

  Dimensions in cm WxHxD: 8.5 x 24 x 8.5

  Materials: Gilt copper

Hollow cast in two parts. Inset with turquoise, some of which are lost.

Vajravarahi is identified by the sow's head attached to the tall crown of her hair.This gilt statue is one of the most ecstatic representation of Vajravarahi known. While following the description of the sadhana texts in every details, the artist succeeded in creating a very exiting image.

Bock, Etienne; Falcombello, Jean-Marc; Jenny Magali, 2022. Trésors du Tibet. Sur les pas de Milarépa.. Paris: Flammarion. P. 193