Figure of Usnisha Vijaya - ROM2005_1586_3


Figure of Usnisha Vijaya

Medium:Cast copper alloy (bronze?) with gilding, pigment and inlaid with semi-precious stones
Geography: Tibet
Date: 18th century AD
41.2 x 31.7 cm
Object number: 918.39.4.A-D
Credit Line: The George Crofts Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Sir Christopher Ondaatje South Asian Gallery
DescriptionUshnisha-vijaya is a peaceful white deity and an emanation of Vairochana Buddha, whose transcendent wisdom reveals the realm of highest reality. In her hands she holds a double vajra, representing the male aspect of compassion. The shape of the vajra – two identical ends bound by an unbreakable core – reflects the diamond-hard nature of the Buddha’s mind. She is known as the long-life deity.
South Asia
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