MAHAKALA, C.1300, STONE, 1.70M (H), FROM THE TOWER-TEMPLE AT CANDI SINGOSARI, EAST JAVA. RIJKSMUSEUM VOLKENKUNDE, LEIDEN, NETHERLANDS. PHOTO: L. PULLEN – TAASA Review March 2013
a motif of concentric circles with an infill diamond shape both of which depicts an image of an open double vajra.
The circles display a central motif which depicts a stylised lotus surrounded by what could be the symbol of the ruyi, a talisman symbolising power and good fortune in Chinese culture.
The section of the sash that falls over the side of the lotus cushion and on the visible section of the bow at the side of the body also displays a double vajra motif...