This figure possibly depicts Tsongkhapa, founder of the dGe-lugs-pa sect (the Yellow Hats). His hands might have been held in the dharmacaka or preaching mudra, but the missing left hand prohibits confirmation. The lotus stalk at his right shoulder bears a vajra. The stalk to his left is broken.
Purchased from George Lagai, Kny-Sheerer & Company, 1913
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Exhibition of the Art of the Far East ( Dec 1914)
Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012)
[Article] Gordon, George B. 1914. Some Art Objects from Tibet. The Museum Journal. Volume V (No. 1): 10-14. : Page/Fig./Plate: 10-14
[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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