About this object

Cast gilt bronze figure of Tsongkhapa seated in yogic or meditational pose on a double lotus pedestal. He isn't wearing his distinctive pointed mitre, but 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. His base is decorated with the double dorje and contents are in place.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Tibetan
  • 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 Mrs Stopford
  • Collector
    Guy Stopford
  • Place collected
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date collected
    1907-10
  • Measurements
    175 mm x 157 mm x 116 mm; 6 7/8 in x 6 3/16 in x 4 9/16 in
  • Related people
    Guy Stopford (Collector)

Where is this object from?

Object view = Humanities
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