The great Indian MahŒasiddha NŒaropa (956-1040)
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Room 1: India and Nepal
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ABS 188

 Code: ABS 188

  Country: Tibet

  Style:

  Date: 1700 - 1700

  Dimensions in cm WxHxD: 9.5 x 12 x 8

  Materials: Gilt sheet of hammered copper

The great Indian Mahasiddha Naropa (956-1040) seated in the attitude of royal ease (rajalilasana) 

The great Indian Mahasiddha Naropa is seated in the attitude of royal ease (rajalilasana)on a cushion covered with a tiger skin. The human skin that he holds with his uplifted hands identifies him as Naropa. Among his pupils was Mar pa (1012-1097), the founder of the bKa’ brgyud («kagyü») tradition in Tibet.