Code: ABS 250
Country: Nepal (west)
Style: Khasha Malla
Date: 1200 - 1300
Dimensions in cm WxHxD: 24 x 25.5 x 17
Materials: Silver statue inlaid with copper and gold
Silver statue with a gilt copper pedestal: hollow cast in two parts.
Inlaid with copper and gold.
This portrait statue cast in silver represents a still unidentified Tibetan tantric master. He is not dressed with the monastic robes of a monk, but wears instead the garments of a wealthy lay tantric practitioner. The robe is made of Chinese brocade decorated with roundels, bound at the waist with a belt intricately inlaid with copper and gold.
Béguin, Gilles, 2013. Art sacré du Tibet – Collection Alain Bordier, [catalogue of the exhibition held at the Fondation Pierre Bergé – Ives Saint Laurent; 14 mars au 21 juillet 2013]. Paris: Fondation Pierre Bergé – Ives Saint Laurent. Editions Findakli. Pp. 118 - 119
von Schroeder, Ulrich, 2010. Buddhist Sculptures of the Alain Bordier Foundation. Hong Kong: Visual Dharma Publications, Ltd.. Pp. 28–29; plate 11A