A gilt bronze figure of Tsongkhapa, Tibet, 16th century

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A gilt bronze figure of Tsongkhapa

Tibet, 16th century

Seated in Lotus position on a lotus base with beaded rims and hands in dharmachakramudra, wearing heavy inner and outer patchwork robes, the smiling face with downcast eyes, his hair cropped short, flanked on either side by a lotus stem bearing a sword and a manuscript, the base plate unsealed

Height. 11.5 cm

Acquired by the current owner from Christies Amsterdam, INDIAN HIMALAYAN AND SOUTHEAST ASIAN ART auction 2005

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