About this object

Bronze cast statue of a lama - yet to be identified. He holds his hands in dharmachakra mudra at heart level. He wears the distinctive headdress with flaps and his patchwork robe is highly decorated with incised floral patterning. He sits in the meditational postion on a double lotus pedestal. From his hands two lotus stems appear behind his shoulders one holds a bell and the other a dorje. His base is intact and decorated with the double dorje. A small amount of cotton wool has been inserted to secure the base.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Bhutanese
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    18th Century - 19th Century
  • Materials
    Bronze; Pigment; Fibre Cottonwool
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the Abbey Art Centre
  • Collector
    John S M Ward
  • Place collected
    Asia: South Eastern Asia: Burma; Asia: Southern Asia: India
  • Date collected
    1914 - 1916
  • Measurements
    190 mm x 125 mm x 96 yd; 7 1/2 in x 4 15/16 in x 87.7824 m
  • Note
    Curator's note: Although this statue is attributed to Ward, it looks very similar to the group belonging to Daly. Written by Emma Martin
  • Related people
    Abbey Art Centre (Owner); John S M Ward (Collector)

Where is this object from?

Object view = Humanities
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