Vairocana Adibuddha

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Vairocana Adibuddha

 

 

Name:
Unknown (Artist)
Title:
Vairocana Adibuddha
Format:
objects; sculpture (visual works); metalwork (visual works)
Genre:
Figures (representations); Religious art
Place of Origin:
Tibet
Date:
18th century
Physical Description:
1 statuette ; figure: H. 15 x W. 10 1/2 x D. 7 3/8 in. (38.1 x 26.6 x 19 cm)
Note (Medium/support):
Bronze with traces of gilding and blue paint
Note (Ownership):
Gift of J. G. Phelps Stokes
Note:
This Bodhisattva is considered to be the symbol of the primoridal energy from which all life has come, with four faces looking out into all space and time, and a wheel of endless cycles resting upon the hands positioned in the dhyana mudra. The figure wears a jewel-encrusted crown, necklaces, and bracelets.
Library Location:
Art Properties, Columbia University
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Catalog Record:
13753040
Digital Project:
Art Properties -- Columbia’s Art Collection Online
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-kdka-hb47