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
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.