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Object Number:
A1437
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Tibetan
Tibetan Buddhist
Provenience:
Tibet
Date Made:
18th Century
Early Date:
1700
Late Date:
1799
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Copper Alloy
Brass
Bronze
Gilt
Technique:
Gilded
Iconography:
Padma Sambhava
Lotus
Vajra
Description:
This figure possibly depicts Tsong-kha-pa, founder of the dGe-lugs-pa sect (the Yellow Hats). His hands might have been held in the dharmacaka or preaching mudra, but he missing left hand prohibits confirmation. The lotus stalk at his right shoulder bears a vajra. The stalk to his left is broken.
Credit Line:
Purchased from George Lagai, Kny-Sheerer & Company
Other Number:
5   -   Other Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Exhibition of the Art of the Far East ( Dec 1914)
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Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012)
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Bibliography:

[Article] Gordon, G. B. 1914. Some Art Objects from Tibet. The Museum Journal. Volume V (No. 1): 10-14. : Page/Fig./Plate: 10-14
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[Catalogue, Exhibition] University of Pennsylvania. 1914. Catalogue of an Exhibition of the Art of the Far East. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 35 No. 16
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