DER GROSSE REFORMATOR TSONGKHAPA

Starting price:€ 1 500
Auction date:28.04.2017   14:00
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Lot 33DER GROSSE REFORMATOR TSONGKHAPA
THE GREAT REFORMER TSONGKHAPA
Yellow Bronze with gold plating
Tibet
late 18th century. until the early 19th century. Century.
HEIGHT 17.3 CM
This high-quality, heavy Bronze, presented to Tsongkhapa. Particularly appealing is the friendly-young people face is an expression with finely-cut features. Tsongkhapa is regarded as the great reformer, lived until 1419, founded several monasteries, including the famous Galden, in which he also died. Tsongkhapa is considered to be an incarnation of the Bodhisattva Manjushri, who is a patron Saint of scholars. That is why he is represented with the attributes of this Bodhisattva, they are flaming sword Khadga, which cuts through ignorance and the book of pustaka, both on a blooming Lotus. Tsongkhapa seated on a Lotus pedestal in vajrasana, wearing the pointed hood of the scholars, and the hands form the gesture of the dharmacakra, the wheel of the doctrine. Fine ornament on the robe line, remnants of old gilding.

Expertise: Wolfmar Zacken
From a Lithuanian private collection
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