A Gilt Bronze Figure of a Buddhist Lama Tibet 18th Century
A fine gilt bronze figure of an unknown Lama from Tibet. He is possibly from the Gelug tradition of Buddhism which is predominant in Mongolia. Sitting in a crossed leg posture his eyes suggest that he has only recently come out of a deep meditative state.
His raised right hand is in the active teaching gesture. The bottom of the figure is sealed and embossed with a double Dorje stamp.
Part of the beauty of this figure in in the unchased and fine repousse work especially the crisp folds of his robe which with their gilding suggests he was of the Gelug tradition whose monks wear robes of yellow.
If you know more about who the Lama is I would be very happy to hear from you .
Provenance: Mr Cito Cessna (1945-2009) Parkham Place Gallery Sydney Australia
The Todd Barlin Collection of Buddhist Art and Asian Arts
Exhibited & Published: The Art of Compassion: Buddhist Art from the Todd Barlin Collection 2018 by David Templman Page 58
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