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 (sattvaparyankasana). He holds the diamond sceptre (vajra) and the prayer-bell (ghanta).