Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Vajrapani (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity) - Krodha (Wrathful)

ཕྱག་ན་རྡོ་རྗེ། 金刚手菩萨
(item no. 65571)
Origin Location Nepal
Date Range 1200 - 1299
Lineages Buddhist
Material Metal
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Wrathful

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Vajrapani, Guhyapati (Tibetan: cha na dor je, sang wai dag po. English: the Lord of Secrets, Vajra Scepter Holder). This sculpture belongs to the period of the Kasa Malla Kingdom of West Nepal/West Tibet. Although having an inscription around the front of the base the sculpture is undated.

Jeff Watt 10-2005

Ranjana Script
English Transliteration: Inscription on the front base of the lotus.

Secondary Images
Related Items
Exhibition Appearances
Exhibition: From the Land of the Gods: Art of the Kathmandu Valley

Thematic Sets
Sculpture: Figurative, Three Parts
Collection of RMA: Best of Collection 2
Collection of RMA: Selected Sculpture
Buddhist Deity: Vajrapani, Sculpture
Buddhist Deity: Vajrapani Masterworks (Wrathful Sculpture)
Subject: Sculpture Inscriptions (Deities)
Buddhist Deity: Vajrapani Main Page
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Sculpture (Gallery 1)
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Nepal
Buddhist Deity: Vajrapani (Wrathful with a Bell)
Nepal: Khasa/Yatse Sculpture & Painting