Unidentified Tibetan monk
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Orientation 2
Display 4

ABS 038

 Code: ABS 038

  Country: Tibet (central)

  Style:

  Date: 1350 - 1450

  Dimensions in cm WxHxD: 7.3 x 9.3 x 6

  Materials: Brass

Hollow cast in one piece.
The eyes are inlaid with "silver" and copper and the pupils filled with a black lacquer-like substance.
The garments are extensively decorated with engraved ornaments including letters in the lan tsha script.
The bottom of the pedestal is not sealed.
 
The unidentified monk is seated in the diamond attitude (vajraparyankasana) on a single lotus pedestal with a lower beaded border. He displays with the right hand the gesture of argumentation (vitarka-mudra), and holds with the left hand resting in the lap, a water-pot filled with the elixir of immortality (kalasa). He is clad with monastic garments (tricivara). The statue is not identified by an inscription.