About this object

Small heavily gilded figure of a lama possibly Gampopa. He wears a lavishly decorated robe with large amounts of scrolling detail. He sits in the yogic position and both hands rest in his lap. He wears a small red cap with ear flaps. A large amount of pigment is still visible and he has frown marks on his forehead. His hair is painted blue. He sits on a single lotus pedestal. To the back of the figure is an inscription in Lantsa script.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    18th Century
  • Materials
    Bronze; Gilt Metal; Pigment
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of Harding
  • Collector
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    Not recorded
  • Measurements
    105 mm x 75 mm x 65 mm; 4 1/8 in x 2 15/16 in x 2 9/16 in
Object view = Humanities
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