Vajrapani with Consort

Vajrapani with Consort
16th century
Bronze and copper alloy with pigment 
7 x 6-5/8 in. (17.8 x 16.8 cm) 
Credit Line:
Norton Simon Art Foundation 
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© Norton Simon Art Foundation 
Not on View

Vajrapani, a destroyer of obstacles, embraces his consort in the yab-yum, or “father-mother” posture. They trample two prone figures that represent ignorance. As the holder of the thunderbolt, or vajra, Vajrapani symbolizes the power of compassion and the concentrated power of all buddhas combined.

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