Unidentified Tibetan monastic master
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Orientation 2
Display 4

ABS 102

 Code: ABS 102

  Country: Tibet


  Date: 1400 - 1500

  Dimensions in cm WxHxD: 6.7 x 8.6 x 4.7

  Materials: Brass

Portrait of an unidentified  monastic master
This young master is seated on a lotus throne in the meditation posture. He wears the threefold monastic robe with broad brocade borders. His right hand performs the gesture of argumentation, while his left hand is extended over his leg with the palm facing downwards. In addition to his clothing, his shaven head identifies him as a fully ordained monk. Young and smiling, the fine facial features testify to a certain realism. However, in the absence of an inscription, he cannot be identified, because the iconography is not sufficiently individualised.