Jetsün Sönam Lhündrup (1456-1532)
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ABS 178

 Code: ABS 178

  Country: Tibet


  Date: 1450 - 1550

  Dimensions in cm WxHxD: 11.6 x 17.3 x 9.4

  Materials: Brass

Sönam Lhudrup

This portrait is identified by an inscription as a representation of the Tibetan master Jetsün Sönam Lhündrup. The lama is seated in the posture of meditation on a double lotus pedestal. He is dressed in monastic robes and displays the teaching gesture. 

The statue could represent a famous Sakya master, Lowo Khenchen Sönam Lhündrup (1456-1532), a prominent religious figure from Mustang in present day Nepal. Yet, since many masters carried this name over time, it could also be the portrait of another teacher. The statue is beautifully decorated with silver and copper inlays highlighting the eyes, lips and flower motifs on the garment.