A gilt copper alloy figure of Lobzang Gyatso
Tibet, 18th century
Finely cast, seated on a double cushion and wearing a patchwork robe with possibly the hilt of his purba extending from the fold behind his right hand in the gesture of teaching, a heavy outer robe draped over his shoulders and pooling sumptuously over his legs, his portrait with a broad nose, prominent ears, steadfast expression, and traces of polychromy for his eyes and hair.
4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm) high