Gyalwa Lopzang Takpa
Brass sculpture of head Lama surrounded by four Lamas.The specific identification of the central figure is unclear, but he possibly represents a famous abbot from a large monastery. Possibly Gyalwa Lopzang Takpa and his tutelar guardian angels or Tsongkhapa (who formed yellow cap sect and is considered an incarnation of Manjusri). His hands are in the dharmacaka mudra, the mudra of preaching. The Amitabha Buddha with two attendants seated at the top of the halo probably symbolizes the source of this lama's inspiration. Silver base with two seated figures.
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012)
Exhibition of the Art of the Far East ( Dec 1914)
[Article] Scott, Alexander. 1914. "The Alexander Scott Collection". The Museum Journal. 5 (2): 55-114. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 82
[Catalogue, Exhibition] University of Pennsylvania. 1914. Catalogue of an Exhibition of the Art of the Far East. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 36 No. 23
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