Tib：Dorje Sempa Year：2008 Size：21×26cm Support：chalk on cotton Materials：natural mineral pigments, natural dyes, earth pigments, gofun and gold
A small Thangka of the Buddha of purification, Vajrasattva. Vajrasattva
represents the primordial purity and the practice of Vajrasattva is common
to all four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism.
Since the clear white body of Vajrasattva is often compared to crystal
or to a snow mountain reflecting the sun, unlike the usual full colored
Thangka the garments of Vajrasattva in this Thangka are painted only with
the "cold colors" like blue and green of Azurite, Malachite and
Turquoise decorated with pure gold.
Another well known form of Vajrasattva, an extremely wrathful form, is
Vajrakilaya with three heads, six arms and four legs in the union with his female
consort Khorlo Gyedunma.