A Bronze Figure of Milarepa
ibet, 15th Century
Seated in 'Royal ease' over an antelope skin atop a lotus base wearing voluminous robes incised with foliate scrolls and large hoop-shaped earrings, his face framed by curling strands bearing remains of cold gilding; base sealed
4¼ in. (10.8 cm.) high
Dr. Wesley Halpert and Mrs. Carolyn Halpert
D. Weldon and J. Casey, Faces of Tibet: The Wesley and Carolyn Halpert Collection, 2003, cat. no. 40.
New York, Carlton Rochell Ltd., Faces of Tibet: The Wesley and Carolyn Halpert Collection, March/April 2003.
Milarepa, an accomplished yogin and musician, is here depicted in his typical gesture with his hand towards his ear interpreted as his listening to the songs of nature.