Bronze Yamantaka Statue with Consort Vetali 19"
Item #: 101cb34
Total Height Including Base: 19 inches or 48 cms
Base Width & Depth: 13 x 6 inches
Weight: 28 pounds or 13 kgs
- The wrathful incarnation of the Bodhisattva Manjushri is Yamāntaka, also known as Vajrabhairava, the buffalo headed "lord of death" who is dancing with his consort Vetali
- His main head has long horns and a a snout surrounded by numerous smaller buffalo heads that encircle his head
- His arms are spread out like the rays of the sun and his multiple feet stomp on various animals and asuras or demons as well as the skin of a large elephant directly beneath him
- Yamantaka and Vetali, the elephant skin and the base are all cast separately and can be taken apart for easy traveling
Under this from he conquered the demon king of death, Yama, who was depopulating Tibet in his insatiable thirst for victims. According to this myth Manjushri traveled to the underworld to seek out Yama, the buffalo headed Hindu God of death. To tame Yama, Manjushri adopted the same form, adding to it eight other water buffalo faces and a multiple array of arms, each holding weapons. He also took on a multitude of legs. To confront death, Yamāntaka thus manifested the form of death itself, magnified to infinity. Yama saw himself endlessly mirrored back to himself, infinitely outnumbered. Death was literally scared to death. Thus the yogi who meditates through the imagery of Yamantaka intends and hopes to develop a sense of identity strong enough to face down death, and the fear that attends upon it. Each head, each limb, each attribute, symbol and ornament of Yamantaka expresses the total mobilization of the faculties of enlightenment needed for this ultimate confrontation.
Bronze statues from China do not need much maintenance. They are durable and strong! Most statues have black felt on the bottom of them to protect the surface they sit on. The best way to maintain the statue is to simply dust the piece periodically to keep any dirt from accumulating. These statues are mostly small and meant for indoor use.
You can use a cotton cloth to periodically go over the statue to remove any dust or dirt buildup. If you are really interested in making the statue shine you can use some natural oil, like coconut oil or olive oil, and a cotton rag to wipe down the metal portions of the piece. You can use a toothbrush as well to get into the small crevices of the statue like the hands and hair.
If you have any questions concerning your bronze statue please email [email protected] or call us at 1(760) 994-4455.
This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California store and ready for immediate shipping. The shipping charge is automatically calculated by UPS for shipping within the United States. Each sculpture is usually shipped within 24 hours of the order with the exception of the weekend. To obtain a shipping quote simply add the statue you are interested in to your shopping cart and then select click on the "Calculate Domestic Shipping" button. Lotus Sculpture uses Instapak foam injection packing system or bubble wrap and recycled peanuts to ensure that all our pieces arrive undamaged. Click here to learn more about Lotus Sculptures packing.International Shipping
This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California store and ready for immediate shipping to anywhere in the world. If you are in Canada please select "UPS Standard to Canada" for the shipping option. If you are an international customer please select "International Shipping" during checkout. The shipping charge will be calculated as $0. Lotus Sculpture will email you the correct shipping cost subject to your approval or you may call us at 760-994-4455 or email us at [email protected] for a shipping quote. Lotus Sculpture uses Instapak foam injection packing system or bubble wrap and recycled peanuts to ensure that all our pieces arrive undamaged. Click here to learn more about Lotus Sculptures packing.