SCULPTURE OF A TIBETAN SCHOLAR, PROBABLY LOTSAWA KUNGA LEGPA

Starting price:€ 15 000
Auction date:16.06.2017   09:30
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Lot 133SCULPTURE OF A TIBETAN SCHOLAR, PROBABLY LOTSAWA KUNGA LEGPA
TIBET, 17.Century.
The impressive sculpture is a Lama in the traditional monk garb. The monk is wearing a patch of a composite, One - tel, as a reference to the dispossessed, and the traditional monk's vest. The hems of the dresses are carefully decorated with tendril ornaments pun -. The portrait-like face is focused and full of expression. In meditation, the upright attitude of the Lama sitting on a Lotus, the legs are in the Vajra position (vajrasana), with the soles of the feet turned upward, hitting each other. The inscription on the Pedestal mentions the name: Serpa Lotsawa Kunga Legpä Jungne Gyaltsan. The title Lotsa - wa suggests that this Lama is a Translator; the book in his left Hand is a further indication. Serpa means "Golden", a attribute of appreciation. In the data - bank of TBRC, there is a Lotsawa Kunga Legpa. There it is, he was an important figure in the Transmission lineage of the grammatical and literary doctrine in Tibet, born in the 17th century. Century. Copper alloy, gilt. Inscription: back of the bottom base edge: "worship the Serpa Lotsawa Kunga Legpä Jungne Gyaltsan Pelzangpo" Tibetan: "gser pa lo tsa ba kun dga' legs pa'i 'byung gnas rgyal mtshan dpal bzang po la na mo".H. 19.5 cm
15000,–/20000,–

Provenance: From a German private collection, purchased at Bonhams London,
Cheng Huan Collection, 15.5.2014, Lot 272 - Overleaf-old Rep.-point on the garment, slightly rubbed
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