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Superb Early Gilt Bronze Repousse Buddhist Aureole depicting Buddha Tibet 14th Century


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Collection No. TA-96
Size Heights: 18cm, 18cm, 24cm Without their stands
Superb Early Gilt Bronze Repousse Buddhist Aureole depicting Buddha Tibet 14th Century
Superb Early Gilt Bronze Repousse Buddhist Aureole depicting Buddha Tibet 14th Century
Superb Early Gilt Bronze Repousse Buddhist Aureole depicting Buddha Tibet 14th Century
Superb Early Gilt Bronze Repousse Buddhist Aureole depicting Buddha Tibet 14th Century
Superb Early Gilt Bronze Repousse Buddhist Aureole depicting Buddha Tibet 14th Century
Superb Early Gilt Bronze Repousse Buddhist Aureole depicting Buddha Tibet 14th Century
Superb Early Gilt Bronze Repousse Buddhist Aureole depicting Buddha Tibet 14th Century
Superb Early Gilt Bronze Repousse Buddhist Aureole depicting Buddha Tibet 14th Century

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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