Master of the 'Brug pa bKa' brgyud tradition
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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 

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. 
Bibliography: von Schroeder, Ulrich. 2009. Buddhist Sculptures of the Alain Bordier Foundation. (Visual Dharma Publications, 2010); pp. 28-29; plate 11A.