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Culture
Central Tibet, 13th century
Title
Portrait of Phagmo Drupa Dorje Gyalpo (1110-1170)
Work Type
Sculpture
Date
1200s
Material
gilt bronze with gold, silver, copper, turquoise, lapis, and coral inlay
Measurements
Overall: 13.5 x 12 x 8.5 cm (5 5/16 x 4 3/4 x 3 3/8 in.); Base: 8 x 19 x 14 cm (3 1/8 x 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)
Description
This portrait statue depicts the first monastic leader of the prominent Buddhist monastery of Densatil, an influential early leader of the Tibetan Buddhist monastic order called Kagyu, famous for his views on the importance of meditation. He sits on a lotus pedestal and lion throne, like a Buddha, and his hand positions (mudras) communicate that meditation leads to enlightenment.
/ / Na mo 'ghu ru / / Ngan lam ban chung bdag gis ni / / bla ma Rin chen sku bzhengs pa yi / / bsod nams 'di yi byin brlabs kyis / / 'gro drug sdug sngal zad par shog / /
Translation: "Salutations to the master ! May the sufferings of the six kinds of
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: Tibetan Art
Department: Indian and South East Asian Art
Gallery: 237 Himalayan
Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
Accession Number
Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the Artstor Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
1993.160_full.tif
SSID
24620346

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