A partial gilt-bronze Tsong Khapa Qianlong
Lot 466
A partial gilt-bronze Tsong Khapa Qianlong
HK$ 50,000 - 80,000
US$ 6,400 - 10,000

Lot Details
The Property of a Gentleman (lots 451-474)
A partial gilt-bronze Tsong Khapa
Qianlong
The finely cast teacher depicted seated crossed-legged in dhyanasana on a lotus throne framed by beaded borders, the hands held in dharmacakravartana holding stems of lillies flanking the shoulders with the left side supporting the prajnaparamitasutra, the face downcast in a serene expression, the body adorned in ceremonial hat and modest robes, all above a raised pedestal with two flanking mythical beast and a loose cloth draping down the middle.
10cm high.

Footnotes

  • 清乾隆 銅鎏金宗喀巴坐像

    Tsong Khapa (1357-1419), whose name translates and literally means 'The Man from the Onion Valley', was a famous teacher of Tibetan Buddhism and founder of the Gelukpa school. Born into a nomadic family, Tsong Khapa was ordained at the age of three and was said to have ben able to recite countless sutras by heart, having received the empowerments of multiple wrathful deities including Yamantaka, Hevajra and Heruka Chakrasamvara. Tsong Khapa passed away at the age of sixty-two, leaving behind eighteen volumes of his teachings.

    For a slightly larger comparable figure of Tsong Khapa in the Capital Museum, Beijing, see Cibei De Rongyan - Zhongguo Foxiang Teji, Taipei, 1997, no.99.
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