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  alidha asana

 

China

A gild-bronze figurine of a vajra protector from Tibet, in the alidha or pratyalidha asana, a pose to depict wrathful deities in Vajrayana Buddhism, in which the figure lunges or thrusts diagonally, with one leg extended, while placing the body's weight mainly on the other leg, which is bent at the knee.