About this object

A portrait sculpture of a Lama seated in the meditational position on a double mattress, which is covered with a rug that has a deep border. The lama has a shaven head, put appears to have a moustache. He wears the robes of a mendicant monk, made from many scraps of cloth. He holds his right hand up near his chest in the teaching mudra and his left hand rests in his lap, holding a bowl. The base is covered with a copper plate that is still in place, this is decorated with a double dorje, which is painted in gilt.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Brass; Gilt Metal; Copper
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the Abbey Art Centre
  • Collector
    Evan Frederic Morgan Tredegar
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    Not recorded
  • Measurements
    87 mm x 62 mm x 58 mm; 3 7/16 in x 2 7/16 in x 2 5/16 in
  • Related people
Object view = Humanities
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