About this object

Lacquered copper statue of a form of Vajrapani or Chana Dorje. Vajrapani is shown here with his characteristic wrathful expression, flaming hair, third eye and skull headdress. Two hands are in the vajrahumkara mudra (triumph over the triple universe) and his two other hands are outstretched holding a vajra and a snake lasso. His role is to eliminate all obstacles on the path to enlightenment.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    18th Century
  • Materials
    Copper; Pigment; Lacquer
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, World Cultures
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of H. G. Beasley
  • Collector
    Harry Geoffrey Beasley
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    1938 before
  • Measurements
    180 mm x 145 mm x 86 mm
  • Related people
Object view = Humanities
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