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Title:Statuette of Deity (Vajrapani)
Place Made:Asia; Tibet
Measurements:Overall: 3 5/8 in x 2 5/8 in x 1 3/8 in; 9.2 cm x 6.7 cm x 3.5 cm
Narrative Inscription:  No inscription.
Accession Number:  MH 1.J.G
Credit Line:Source and date of acquisition unknown
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

A ferocious, large bellied deity charges to right with bent knee and left leg outstretched on an oval lotus-decorated base. Eyebrows and other facial features are clearly rendered. Large pointed halo of flames surrounds the figure, who wears a headdress, a long necklace composed of a serpent, a thin wavy scarf and animal skin as loin cloth. He holds tri(vajra) pestle in his right hand and a small serpent in left.

religion; Buddhism

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