Portrait of an unidentified Indian or Tibetan teacher

ABS 246

 Code: ABS 246

  Country: Tibet

  Style:

  Date: 1300 - 1400

  Dimensions in cm WxHxD: 10.2 x 13.9 x 5.6

  Materials: Green coloured stone

Not identified by an inscription, this portrait statues represents an anonymous Buddhist teacher. The style of the pedestal is a clear indication that this monk portrait is influenced by the North-Eastern Indian Pala tradition. The decoration of the pedestal is very similar with the early types of Tibetan paintings dating from the 12th and 13th centuries.