14th-15th century
Gilt copper
14.6 cm (5 ¾ in)
Laurent & Dominique Solomon Private Collection, Singapore Sotheby’s New York, 21 & 22 March 1990, Lot 315

On loan to the Denver Art Museum (September 1992–2010)


Tsering Namgyal, "The East of Eden", The Peak Magazine, February 2016, pg. 81

A Nepalese Gilt-Copper Figure of Vajrabhairava, ca. 15th Century, the Dharmapala stepping to right in pratyalidhasana on a host of animals and birds supported on the backs of five human demons with hands poised before them, the double lotus oblong base with beaded borders, Vajrabhairava holding the karttrka and kapala in his primary hands the remaining thirthy-two hands radiating around him and holding a multitude of attributes and with nine heads, including the bull's head with horns and tongue protruding and eight ferocious human heads wearing foliate tiaras.