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Tantric Deity Ochirvaani
З-42-19
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

Created as a spiritual object to temporarily house the Ochirvaani deity, this statue is unique to Mongolia. It depicts mystical Buddhist iconography to ward off bad spirits and was produced using highly skilled hand beaten copper techniques. The clothing reflects those worn by warriors in 18th century Mongolia.

History of the Object
As one of the three protective deities surrounding the Buddha , Ochirvaani symbolizes the power of Buddha. The deity is also believed to be a protector of Mongolia. Standing at two metres, the deity has been portrayed with an outstretched right hand that brandishes a vajra and its legs are in a wide stance. It was made in 19th century using a beaten copper techniques. The face is gilded.

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Type
Sculpture 
Materials
Beaten copper 
Measurements
Width 130 cm. Height 200 cm. Length 50 cm.  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Mongolia 
Geography
Mongolia 
Time period
AD 18th century ~ AD 18th century 
Creation date
18th Century 
Function
Buddhist artwork 
Acquisition
The objects belonged to the Choijin Lama Temple and remained there when the temple became a temple museum. 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Choijin Lama Temple Museum 
Museum
Choijin Lama Temple Museum 
Credit line
 

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