Unidentified Tibetan monastic master
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Orientation 3
Display 5

ABS 168

 Code: ABS 168

  Country: Tibet


  Date: 1300 - 1400

  Dimensions in cm WxHxD: 8.2 x 10.5 x 6.1

  Materials: Dark grey stone

Portrait of a Monastic Teacher

This small stone statue depicts a young master in meditation on a lotus throne. A heavy cloak covers his monastic robe and legs. Prayer beads are wrapped around his left wrist. With both hands he holds them stretched out in front of his lower legs. The pointed headdress with lateral extensions of the scholars covers his head. Traces of gilding seem to indicate that the hat was yellow, which could identify this master as a member of the Gelug school. The absence of an inscription makes it difficult to identify him.