The wrathful divinity riding a goat, dressed in a traditional Tibetan robe and boots, with a square hat and fluttering scarves. The ferocious face with an open mouth showing fangs, a third eye and bulging eyes. The divinity and the animal on a rocky base and a lotus pedestal. The base of the lotus pedestal sealed with a plate engraved with two vajra. Vajrasadhu (Dorje Legpa in tibetan) is a dharmapala, a Buddhist Wordly Protector. According to the legend, the indigenous tibetan spirit Dorje Legpa was subjugated by Padmasambhava. Here, he is depicted with the specific form of Garwa Nagpo (“ The Blacksmith”) riding a goat.
Gems of Beijing Cultural Relics Series, Buddhist Statues I, n°233