A GILT AND SILVERED COPPER ALLOY FIGURE OF JIGTEN SUMGON RINCHEN PEL TIBET, LATE 13TH/14TH CENTURY
Lot 3001
A GILT AND SILVERED COPPER ALLOY FIGURE OF JIGTEN SUMGON RINCHEN PEL
TIBET, LATE 13TH/14TH CENTURY
Sold for US$ 7,500 inc. premium

Lot Details
A GILT AND SILVERED COPPER ALLOY FIGURE OF JIGTEN SUMGON RINCHEN PEL TIBET, LATE 13TH/14TH CENTURY
A GILT AND SILVERED COPPER ALLOY FIGURE OF JIGTEN SUMGON RINCHEN PEL
TIBET, LATE 13TH/14TH CENTURY
Himalayan Art Resources item no.61536
4 1/8 in. (10.6 cm) high

Footnotes

  • 西藏 十三/十四世紀 銅鎏金錯銀吉天頌恭仁欽貝像

    This handsome bronze shares the same likeness of hairline, physiognomy, pose, and hand gestures as numerous surviving paintings and sculptures of Jigten Sumgon Rinchen Pel (1143-1217), founder of the Drigung Kagyu lineage. Compare with a well-published portrait in the Potala Palace (see Jackson, Painting Traditions of the Drigung Kagyu School, New York, 2015, p.89, fig.5.12) and a larger gilt bronze (Dinwiddie (ed.), Portraits of the Masters, London, 2003, pp.192-3, no.46).

    A primary disciple of Pagmodrupa (1110-70), Rinchen Pel is one the most important Tibetan figures of the 12th century. His Drigung Kagyu order dominated the political landscape into the 13th, enjoying great patronage and power, and creating the initial gilded tashi gomang stupas which were later appropriated at Densatil.

    Provenance
    Private Collection, San Francisco, by 2001
    Private Canadian Collection
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