TIBETAN GILD BRONZE FIGURE USHNISHAVIJAYA
18TH CENTURY, TIBET
TIBETAN GILD BRONZE FIGURE USHNISHAVIJAYA, seated in vajrasana on a lotus throne, wearing beaded necklaces and a sari, her eight arms radiating around her body, three faced head with various expressions and crown set in front of the hairdress.
GILD BRONZE, HIGH 10, 5 cm
P R O V E N A N C E:
Acquired in Tibet ca 1880 A.D.
Collection of Sparrendaal Monastery in Vught, The Netherlands
* Ushnishavijaya: victorious goddess of the ushnisha is a goddess of longevity in Buddhism. She is one of the more well known Buddhist goddesses in Nepal, Tibet, and Mongolia.