Sri Cakrasamvara and Vajravarahi

Historical period(s)
16th-17th century
Copper, gilt, jewel inlay
H x W x D (overall): 16.1 x 14.1 x 6.7 cm (6 5/16 x 5 9/16 x 2 5/8 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Metalwork, Sculpture


Akshobhya Buddha, Buddhism, Chakrasamvara, drum, moon, Nepal, skull, vajra, Vajravarahi

To 1924
Dr. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, Boston to 1924 [1]

From 1924
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Dr. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, Boston in 1924 [2]


[1] Object file, undated folder sheet note.

[2] See note 1. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Dr. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy 1877-1947

Published References
  • Ulrich von Schroeder. Indo-Tibetan Bronzes. Hong Kong. pls. 66c, 100d-e.
  • Pratapaditya Pal. The Arts of Nepal. Handbuch der Orientalistik 2 vols., Leiden. pp. 157-158, pl. 283.
  • Dr. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy. Indian Images with Many Arms. vol. 22, no. 118 London, January 1913. pp. 190, 195, pl. 2c.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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