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Chakrasamvara Embracing Vajravarahi


Artist Unknown (Tibet)



Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G200
Chakrasamvara Embracing Vajravarahi, Artist Unknown (Tibet)
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Medium: Sculpture | Gilt bronze
Size: 7 5/8 x 6 3/16 x 3 5/16 in. (19.37 x 15.72 x 8.41 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, Tibet
Culture: Asia, Tibet
Style: 15th century, Ming dynasty; Yung-lo period
Inscriptions: Inscription; Mark Yung-lo mark and period (1403-1424); Undeciphered line of text at top, front edge of base; Yongle mark at underside of base center. Imperial inscription dates piece to the reign of Yung-lo emperor, who ruled China from 1403 to 1424.
Physical Description: Paramasukha-Chakrasamvara (four-faced, twelve-armed god) and Vajravarahi embracing, symbolizing the union of wisdom and compassion; gilt bronze figures intertwined; Chakrasamvara tramples on the Hindu demons Bharava and Kalaratri who represent ignorance a
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton
Accession Number: 97.156.2a,b
Added to Site: February 28, 2009