Müchen Könchok Gyaltsen (1388-1469/70)
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ABS 153

 Code: ABS 153

  Country: Tibet (central)


  Date: 1450 - 1500

  Dimensions in cm WxHxD: 13.3 x 17.5 x 10.5

  Materials: Gilt silver

Müchen Könchok Gyaltsen Pel Sangpo (1388-1469/70)

Sitting legs crossed in meditation posture on a double lotus pedestal, this monastic master stretches his right hand in the gesture of generosity while his left is held before his chest in argumentation. Barefoot and with his head shaved, he is dressed with the triple monastic robe. An inscription on the lotus base identifies him as “The Lord Sempa Chenpo Könchok Gyeltsen Pel Sangpo”, also known as Müchen Könchok Gyeltsen, the second abbot of Ngor monastery. This great Sakya master was the main disciple of Ngorchen Kunga Sangpo (1382-1456), whom he helped him in establishing the monastery of in 1430.

Of great artistic value, this statue has the particularity of combining two types of metal. The body of the master and the inside of his garment are made of silver contrasting with the gilded lotus pedestal and outer garments. His patchwork robes are also delicately chiseled with flower and Sanskrit syllables patterns.