From: Tibet

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number A1122
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Tibetan | Buddhist
Provenience Tibet
Period 18th Century
Date Made 18th Century
Section Asian
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.

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

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