About this object

A large bronze statue of a drukpa lineage lama, possibly Je Damchö Pekar (1639-1707). He has a moveable head and right arm. His patched robe is intricately decorated with scrolling floral details. His left hand rests in his lap and holds a manuscript, while his right hand is raised to his heart and is in a dharmachakra mudra. He wears the distinctive hat of the drukpa lineage. He has extended ears with piercings and a small goatee beard. He is made up of several separate castings that are joined together by a series of metal pegs. His base is intact and the contents are in place.

Je Damchö Pekar was the fourth Je Khenpo or Head Abbot of Bhutan.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Southern Asia: Bhutan
  • Date made
    17th - 18th Century
  • Materials
    Bronze; gilt
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the Abbey Art Centre
  • Collector
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    Not recorded
  • Measurements
    340 mm x 245 mm x 190 mm; 13 3/8 in x 9 5/8 in x 7 1/2 in
  • Note
    Curator's note: Note in inventory that this could be a Sino-Tibetan representation of Padma Sambhava. Written by Emma Martin.
  • Related people
    Abbey Art Centre (Owner); Daly (Collector)

Where is this object from?

Object view = Humanities
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