Portrait image of an unidentified Tibetan ascetic
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ABS 108

 Code: ABS 108

  Country: Tibet

  Style:

  Date: 1200 - 1300

  Dimensions in cm WxHxD: 10.1 x 13 x 7.1

  Materials: Brass

Portrait image of an unidentified Tibetan ascetic seated in the attitude of royal ease (rŒajalilŒasana) 

Hollow cast in one piece.
The separately cast aureole originally attached to the socket at the back of the throne is lost.
 
The unidentified monk with facial expressions of a portrait like nature and with a particular style of hair is seated in the diamond attitude (vajraparyankasana) on a single pedestal. He is clad with a voluminous array of monastic garments (tricivara).

The unidentified elderly practitioner, resembling certainly more an ascetic than a Buddhist monk is characterised by a distinct hairstyle. He is seated in the attitude of royal ease (rajalilasana) on a single lotus pedestal. The right arm is upheld in what resembles the gesture of fearlessness (abhaya-mudra) or salutation, while the left hand is held in front of the chest in a particular gesture. He is clad in a robe carried on the shoulder and legs, leaving the chest bare.