Ninth Karmapa: Wangchuk Dorje (1556-1603)
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ABS 068

 Code: ABS 068

  Country: Tibet (east)


  Date: 1550 - 1600

  Dimensions in cm WxHxD: 10.5 x 11 x 9.2

  Materials: Painted wood

Ninth Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje (1556-1603) 

This wood statue represents dBang phyug rdo rje («wangchuk dorje») (1556-1603), the Ninth Zhwa nag («shanag») (“black hat”) Karmapa. With regard to foreign artists employed by the Karma bKa’ brgyud («karma kagyü») school it is recorded that dBang phyug rdo rje (1556-1603), the Ninth Karmapa, of the bKa’ brgyud («kagyü») tradition, employed metal-workers from Nepal. It must also be pointed out that several of the Karmapa were accomplished sculptors and painters.