Superb Early Gilt Bronze Repousse Buddhist Aureole depicting Buddha Tibet 14th Century
|Size||Heights: 18cm, 18cm, 24cm Without their stands|
Three Superb Early Gilt Bronze Repousse Buddhist Aureole depicting Buddha and Lamas, Tibet 14th- 15th Century
David Templeman writes;
” These fragments of a large aureole depicting Buddha and lamas, Tibet, 14th–15th century
Densatil was the earliest monastery in Tibet to belong to the Kagyu tradition. Built-in the 12th century, it became lavishly patronised and was able by the 14th century to erect magnificent images with sumptuous aureoles often several metres high. A high proportion of the workmanship was accomplished by Newar artisans from the Kathmandu Valley.
Far-left image is that of a Lama, probably of the Sakya tradition, with his right hand raised in the teaching gesture and wearing a typical Sakya style of hat.
The middle image depicts a lama with his right hand in a preaching gesture.
The far-right image depicts a lama in what appears to be the gesture of imparting secret teachings, the gesture of the deity of supreme knowledge, Vairocana. ”
Provenance: The Todd Barlin Collection of Buddhist Art
Published and Exhibited: “The Art of Compassion ” 2018 by David Templeman Published page 16
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