Buddhist Bronze Sculptures (NMN): photo 2
Photo 2 of 21 in Gallery: Buddhist Bronze Sculptures (NMN)
Image title: Vajrakila
This bronze sculpture shows an image of Vajrakila, from the 20th century A.D.—This image is made on the basis of the concept of Vajrayana imagery. The multi-armed and multi-headed image is shown in the pose of mystic union. The metaphysical concept of this image is that Nirvana results from the merging of raga (karuna, compassion) and the vajra (shunya, voidness).
The National Museum of Nepal (Rashtriya Museum) houses a variety of sculptures, carvings, statues, paintings and other objects grouped according to the major religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism. This photo is from the Hindu bronze sculpture (dhatu-kala) section.