About this object

Bronze statue of Lama, Chrisities description suggests Mongolian. He wears the patchwork robe of the monk and a shawl decorated with large lotus flowers. He is seated in the yogic position on a double lotus pedestal. His left hand is resting, upturned in his lap, while his right hand reached down in bhumisparsha mudra. He has a receding hairline and there are traces of gilt to the face. The base is open and the contents have been removed.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Eastern Asia: Mongolia
  • Date made
    18th Century
  • Materials
    Bronze; Metal Gilt; Pigment
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased From Christies
  • Collector
  • Place collected
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]: Ü-Tsang: Lhasa
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    220 mm x 200 mm x 150 mm; 8 11/16 in x 7 7/8 in x 5 7/8 in
  • Note
    Curator's note: Purchased 21 November 1967 Lot number 199 - with a Younghusband provenance. Unclear if it is from Younghusband himself or part of the punitive expedition. Written by Emma Martin
  • Related people
Object view = Humanities
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