• Lot 367

    STATUE DE TSONG.KHA.PA EN BRONZE DORE

    SINO-TIBETAIN, XVIIEME-XVIIIEME SIECLE

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    STATUE DE TSONG.KHA.PA EN BRONZE DORE
    SINO-TIBETAIN, XVIIEME-XVIIIEME SIECLE
    Représenté assis en vajrasana, la main droite en vitarkamudra, la gauche reposant sur sa cuisse et tenant à l'origine le pustaka, vêtu de l'habit monastique formé d'une robe ceinturée à la taille et d'un long manteau souple à motifs quadrillés rehaussés d'un galon de rinceaux incisés, le visage serein, la bouche légèrement souriante, le nez aquilin, les yeux en amande, les sourcils coupants, portant la coiffe conique des Gelugpa, rescellé
    Hauteur: 30 cm. (11 7/8 in.)


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    Tsong.kha.pa (1357-1419) is widely regarded in Tibet as a second Buddha and the main teacher of the first Dalaï Lama, Gendun Drub (1391-1474). An eminent scholar, he reformed the old Kadampa sect, creating the new Gelugpa sect (Yellow Hat), and is the founder of the monasteries Ganden, Drepung and Sera. He is revered as an emanation of the Buddhist god of wisdom, Manjushri. Although the present bronze image lacks his attributes of the sword and book, he is clearly recognizable by the pronounced facial features, for which Tsong.kha.pa was also known.

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    Provenance

    Previously sold in our Hong Kong Rooms, 19 March 1990, lot 391.


    Post Lot Text

    A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF TSONG.KHA.PA
    TIBETO-CHINESE, 17TH/18TH CENTURY