Unidentified Tibetan tantric master
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ABS 250

 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

Master of the 'Brug pa bKa' brgyud tradition cast by a Newar artist of the Kathmandu Valley

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 – Yves Saint Laurent; 14 mars au 21 juillet 2013]. Paris: Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent. Editions Findakli. Pp. 118 - 119

Bock, Etienne; Falcombello, Jean-Marc; Jenny Magali, 2022. Trésors du Tibet. Sur les pas de Milarépa.. Paris: Flammarion. p. 101

von Schroeder, Ulrich, 2010. Buddhist Sculptures of the Alain Bordier Foundation. Hong Kong: Visual Dharma Publications, Ltd.. Pp. 28–29; plate 11A