Unidentified Tibetan monastic master
  See it in the Museum
Orientation 2
Furniture 6

ABS 222

 Code: ABS 222

  Country: Tibet


  Date: 1300 - 1400

  Dimensions in cm WxHxD: 3.2 x 4.5 x 2.5

  Materials: Silver

Portrait of a monastic master

This master of sturdy stature sits in the diamond posture, wrapped in his heavy brocade cloak. He touches the earth with his right hand, while his left hand rests in his lap in contemplation. He is dressed in the triple monastic robes, his head is shaven and he is barefoot. This statue is practically identical with the following (ABS 223), with the exception of the position of the hands. Both silver portraits most certainly were part of the same ensemble.

Because of his stature and general appearance, he is reminiscent of certain portraits of the master Pakmodrupa Dorje Gyalpo (1110-1170), one of the main figures of the Kagyü tradition.