Statue of Vajradhara

First year of Zheng Tong in Ming Dynasty (AD 1436)
Gold-plated Copper
Height 16.5cm

This statue is an imitation of the palace-style. The crown, face, decorative style, expressing techniques of garment outlines and the overall shape, are basically the same as the palace statues of Yong Le and Xuan De in Ming Dynasty. There are engraved inscriptions on the edge of padmasana, indicating that this statue was from the civilians not the palace. The most remarkable feature of this statue is that the figure’s left hand holds a bell, and the right hand holds a pestle.