About this object

Cast gilt bronze figure of Tsongkhapa seated in yogic or meditational pose on a double lotus pedestal. He wears his distinctive pointed mitre and his hands are raised to his heart in dharmachakra mudra. Behind his shoulders are two fully opened lotus flowers holding in the left flower a manuscript and in the right flower a sword of wisdom. The base and contents have been removed.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Bronze; Gilt Metal
  • 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
  • Date collected
    1914 - 1916
  • Measurements
    135 mm x 100 mm x 60 mm; 5 5/16 in x 3 15/16 in x 2 3/8 in
  • Related people
    Abbey Art Centre (Owner); John S M Ward (Collector)

Where is this object from?

Object view = Humanities
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