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Antique Tibetan Bronze Vajrasattva (Dorje Sempa)

Antique Tibetan Bronze Vajrasattva (Dorje Sempa)

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1900: Item # 1430968
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Antique Tibetan bronze seated figure of Vajrasattva. Also called Dorje Sempa, Dorje means "indestructible diamond" and Sempa is the Tibetan term for Sattva in Sanskrit meaning "heroic being". Sempa in this case, refers to the role of a Bodhisattva, someone on the road to becoming a Buddha but who has stayed behind, selflessly dedicating themselves to helping others gain enlightenment. Draped in beauty and calm, Vajrasattva sits on a lotus throne with a vajra scepter in one hand and a vajra bell in the other.

Age: 19th century

Dimensions: 4 7/8" high x 3 3/4" wide x 2 1/8" deep