About this object

Copper Alloy statue of Vajrasattva or Dorje sempa, the Bodhisattva of Purification. He is seated cross-legged on a lotus throne, holding a bell in his left hand and a vajra in his right.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Tibetan
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    14th Century
  • Materials
    Coral; Alloy Copper; Gilt Metal; Pearl; Pigment; Turquoise
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, World Cultures
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the Abbey Art Centre
  • Collector
    John S M Ward
  • Place collected
    Asia: South Eastern Asia: Burma
  • Date collected
    1914 - 1916
  • Measurements
    150 mm x 95 mm
  • Note
    Curator's note: Thought to be from Central Tibet, possibly made by Newari or Katsani artists.
  • Related people
    Abbey Art Centre (Owner); John S M Ward (Collector)

Where is this object from?

Object view = Humanities
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