Figure (mandala). Tantric shrine,disclosing Nirvana within the petals of a lotus. Made of bronze.

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1939,0118.1

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Figure (mandala). Tantric shrine,disclosing Nirvana within the petals of a lotus. Made of bronze.

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  • Figure (mandala). Tantric shrine,disclosing Nirvana within the petals of a lotus. Made of bronze.

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  • Figure (mandala). Tantric shrine,disclosing Nirvana within the petals of a lotus. Made of bronze.

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  • Figure (mandala). Tantric shrine,disclosing Nirvana within the petals of a lotus. Made of bronze.

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  • Figure (mandala). Tantric shrine,disclosing Nirvana within the petals of a lotus. Made of bronze.

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  • Figure (mandala). Tantric shrine,disclosing Nirvana within the petals of a lotus. Made of bronze.

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  • Figure (mandala). Tantric shrine,disclosing Nirvana within the petals of a lotus. Made of bronze.

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  • Figure (mandala). Tantric shrine,disclosing Nirvana within the petals of a lotus. Made of bronze.

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  • Figure (mandala). Tantric shrine,disclosing Nirvana within the petals of a lotus. Made of bronze.

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  • Mandala. At the centre, a tutelary deity, Yi-dam, of buddha rank, locked in embrace with his prajna, or wisdom party. Twenty lesser divinities surround them, two or three on each petal, before circular drums or altars. The petals are incised outside with deities and emblems, including a horse, elephant, wheel, censer, ewer, staff, parasols, ribbon, canopies and jewels. Made of gilt bronze; cast as an articulated pomegranate

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  • Mandala. At the centre, a tutelary deity, Yi-dam, of buddha rank, locked in embrace with his prajna, or wisdom party. Twenty lesser divinities surround them, two or three on each petal, before circular drums or altars. The petals are incised outside with deities and emblems, including a horse, elephant, wheel, censer, ewer, staff, parasols, ribbon, canopies and jewels. Made of gilt bronze; cast as an articulated pomegranate

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