LARGE Chinese Tibetan Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) Gilt Bronze Buddha Deity figure of Vajravega, metaphor of Kalachakra to symbolize the process of transformation from mundane existence to complete enlightenment.
Shri Vajravega Kalachakra shining forth with stainless light rays with twenty six arms. The main face is fierce with bared teeth. The right face is desirous. The back face is in samadhi. The left face is very peaceful. Each face has three eyes.
The hair is tied in a tuft along with a vishvavajra, crescent moon, and Vajrasattva as a crown, a vajra jewel, vajra earrings, vajra necklace, vajra bracelets, vajra belt, vajra anklets, vajra scarf, vajra mala, and a loose tiger skin skirt. Standing in Wrathful Posture, with the left knee bent and the right leg straight, giving the impression of the body leaning either to the right or left side. Surface wear to gilding and light tarnish covers the surface while still giving off a soft glow as the light hits the exterior. All sets upon a prominent solid acrylic pedestal base. Bronze is in beautiful condition with minimal marring of the surface.
Dimensions: Height: 20 1/8"Width: 17 1/4"Stand Height: 2"Width: 15 7/8"Depth: 6"
Pineville-Charlotte, North Carolina, private collector, by inheritance. Believed to be purchased from OLIVOTTI BRO'S, 1191 Broadway, New York, N Y. and/or, of 145 Tremont ST. Boston, MA. During 1916-1924.