AN INSCRIBED BRONZE FIGURE OF SHARKA RECHEN TIBET, 15TH – 16TH CENTURY
- Bronze with semi-precious stone inlay
- 10.2 cm, 4 in.
Himalayan Art Resources item no. 68473
The Sculptural Heritage of Tibet: Buddhist Art in the Nyingjei Lam Collection, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, October-December 1999.
Arte Buddhista Tibetana: Dei e Demoni dell' Himalaya, Palazzo Bricherasio, Turin, June-September 2004.
Rubin Museum of Art, New York, 2005-2017, on loan.
Stable as a Mountain: Gurus in Himalayan Art, Rubin Museum of Art, New York, 2009.
Casting the Divine: Sculptures of the Nyingjei Lam Collection, Rubin Museum of Art, New York, 2012-2013.
Franco Ricca, Arte Buddhista Tibetana: Dei e Demoni dell’ Himalaya, Turin, 2004, fig. 53.
Great attention to detail is paid in this remarkable portrait, including the mirthful expression, the short curly locks, the beautifully embellished details on the outer hem of the inner and outer robes and the meditation belt, and the personal accoutrements such as the inlaid-stone jewellery and mala or rosaries worn around the wrists.