A gilt-bronze figure of Karmapa 16th century
Lot 273
A gilt-bronze figure of Karmapa
16th century
Sold for £6,250 (US$ 10,402) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A gilt-bronze figure of Karmapa
16th century
Seated cross-legged with both hands resting on the knees, clad in a richly embroidered robe, the gentle face wearing a distinctive black pointed crown set with a double vajra at the front.
15cm (6 in) high

Footnotes

  • 十六世紀 銅鎏金噶瑪巴像

    The highly spiritual Karmapa is known to be the head of the Karma Kagyu school, one of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism. He can be distinguished by the black-pointed hat worn by the figure in the present lot, which was said to have been presented by the Mongol emperor of China, Kublai Khan, to the first Karmapa. Compare a related figure of Karmapa, 16th century, illustrated by D.Dinwiddie in Portraits of the Masters: Bronze Sculptures of the Tibetan Buddhist Lineages, Chicago, 2003, p.164.

    此像頭戴黑僧帽,五官清晰,面容俊美。上身着僧祇支和袒右肩袈裟,下身着僧裙,衣緣淺刻花紋。雙手施觸地印,跏跌坐於仰覆蓮座上,形象活靈活現。

    噶瑪巴是藏傳佛教中噶瑪噶舉派的最高持教法王。噶舉派是藏傳佛教後弘期的四大宗派之一。噶瑪巴的典型特點是他所戴的黑色僧帽,此黑帽據說由蒙古帝忽必烈賜給第一代噶瑪巴。另一件十六世紀的噶瑪巴像可見2003年芝加哥和倫敦出版D.Dinwiddie著《Portraits of the Masters: Bronze Sculptures of the Tibetan Buddhist Lineages》,頁164。
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