|Current Location||Collections Storage|
|Culture||Tibetan | Buddhist|
|Date Made||18th Century|
|Materials||Copper Alloy | Brass | Silver|
|Iconography||Lama | Gyalwa Lopzang Takpa | Tsongkhapa | Amitabha Buddha | Dharmacaka Mudra|
|Inscription Language||Tibetan Language|
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.
|Credit Line||Purchased from Alexander Scott, 1914|
|Other Number||Getz 174 - Other Number|
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