Tibetan gilt bronze Buddhist deity figures, posed into a tantric Yab-yum (“Father / Mother”) position is a common symbol in the Buddhist art in India, Button, Nepal, and Tibet. It represents the primordial union of wisdom and compassion, depicted as a male deity in sexual union with his female consort. Its also a reincarnation image of creation.
The male deity figure wears an elaborate crown with inlay of diamonds and pointed finial. He holds in his hands a vajra (meaning thunderbolt/diamond in Sanskrit), a ritualistic weapon in Buddhism, and a bell. These items represent dualism just as the yabyum. The figures are raised on a tall hardwood pedestal, hand carved for the piece.
Size: 2.25″ W x 2.5″ D x 4″ H (6.5″ H on pedestal)