From: Tibet

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number A1437A
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Tibetan | Buddhist
Provenience Tibet
Date Made 18th Century
Section Asian
Materials Copper Alloy | Brass | Bronze | Gilt
Technique Gilded
Iconography Tsongkhapa | Lotus | Vajra | Dharmachakra Mudra

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.

Height 27.5 cm
Length 16.5 cm
Width 13.4 cm
Credit Line Purchased from George Lagai, Kny-Sheerer & Company, 1913
Other Number Getz 166? - Other Number | 5 - Other Number | A1437 - Other Number

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