Project DescriptionDescription: Black stone, 27.6 cm high
Catalogue note: Chakrasamvara and his fierce consort Vajravarahi, important deities of the highest class of yogic practice in Newar Buddhism, are depicted here in alidhasana with four faces and twelve hands, striding atop supine figures. The multi-headed tutelary deity Chakrasamvara holds various attributes with his many arms radiating around him, the principle arms holding a vajra and ghanta and the uppermost draping a tiger skin over his back. Himalayan Art Resources (himalayanart.org), item no. 24494.
Provenance: Acquired from Christie’s, Sale 17347, Lot 624, Invoice no. DB19005295. Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Manheim | Christie's New York, 12 September 2012, lot 542
Catalogue no.: 2019A0167