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a fine tibetan silver figure of perhaps a sa.skya.pa lama
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a fine tibetan silver figure of perhaps a sa.skya.pa lama

18TH CENTURY

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a fine tibetan silver figure of perhaps a sa.skya.pa lama
18th century
The high pontiff is seated on a triple cushion covered by a blanket, it's borders are engraved with scrolling flowers, both hands in dhyanamudra, wearing patchwork monks robe, pleated cape, its borders engraved with scrolling flowers, his face with meditative expression, slit eyes, nose, smiling lips, elongated earlobes, short cut hairdress, reverse of base with inscription providing the name of the student (Gar.gyi.dbang.phyug Dpal.ldan Ngag.bdang Chos.kyi.nyi.ma) who donated this figure, resealed
12.5 cm high
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Although it has not been possible to identify the donor, it could be suggested that his name reminds one of Stag.phu Gar.dbang Chos.kyi.dbang.phyug, a contemporary of the seventh Dalai Lama (1708-1757).
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