Unidentified Tibetan monastic master
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ABS 223

 Code: ABS 223

  Country: Tibet


  Date: 1300 - 1400

  Dimensions in cm WxHxD: 3.2 x 4.7 x 2.3

  Materials: Silver

Silver Gilt copper with semi-precious stones.

Small silver lama.
Same group as ABS 222, but they have differing hand positions (mudras).
They would have formed part of a larger statues and were attendants for an important monk of the Kadams school.

With both hand on eachother, the monk is perfoming the mudra of meditation (dhyana mudra) symbolising the wisdom. Buddha made this mudra during his last meditation under the Bodhi tree before reaching enlightment. 
*Honorific title applied to a spiritual leader in Tibetan Buddhism, whether a reincarnate lama or one who has earned the title in life.
*A Tibetan or Mongolian Buddhist monk.