About this object

Chinese bronze figure of Padmasambhava. He wears the distinctive crown of the Guru Rinpoche, with the side flaps of the hat pinned up. His hair falls in coils about his shoulders. He wears the robes of a lama and his shoulders are covered with a cloak or shawl. His right is raised to his heart and should be holding a dorje, which is missing, and in his left hand, which is resting in his lap he holds a bowl filled with the nectar of liberation. The base is closed and decorated with the double dorje, the contents are still in place, although they are very loose.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Tibetan
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Coral; Bronze; Turquoise
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased From Mrs Stopford
  • Collector
    Guy Stopford
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    1907-10
  • Measurements
    212 mm x 140 mm x 112 mm; 8 3/8 in x 5 1/2 in x 4 7/16 in
  • Related people
    Guy Stopford (Collector)

Where is this object from?

Object view = Humanities
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