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Object Number:A1122
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Tibet
Date Made: 18th Century
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1799
Materials:Copper Alloy
Gyalwa Lopzang Takpa
Amitabha Buddha
Dharmacaka Mudra
Height: 24.6 cm
Length: 17.8 cm
Width: 6.3 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Alexander Scott, 1914
Other Number:GETZ 174 - Other Number


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. Inscription on the back.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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


[Article] Scott, Alexander. 1914. "The Alexander Scott Collection". The Museum Journal. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 5. no. 2. pg. 55-114 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 82View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] University of Pennsylvania, Office of the President. 1914. Catalogue of an Exhibition of the Art of the Far East.. Philadelphia. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 36 No. 23View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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