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For another example of an ovoid lotus pedestal atop a stepped throne, further inlaid with semi-precious stones and adorned with addorsed lions, compare the current work with a thirteenth century sculpture depicting a Buddhist hierarch in the Cleveland Museum collection, see Jane Casey Singer, et al., The Sculptural Heritage of Tibet: Buddhist Art in the Nyingjei Lam Collection, London, 1999, p. 35, fig. 51. The presence of semi-precious stone inlay in both the present work and the Cleveland hierarch demonstrate the use of stone inlay in early Tibetan bronzes
Compare also the throne architecture to additional thirteenth/fourteenth century Tibetan bronze figures depicting Vajrasattva and Chanda Vajrapani from the Nyingjei Lam Collection, ibid., p. 60, fig. 24 and p. 98, pl. 16; as well as a fourteenth century figure of a Pagdru Kagyu lama, see Donald Dinwiddie, ed., Portraits of the Masters: Bronze Sculptures of the Tibetan Buddhist Lineages, Chicago, 2003, p. 186, cat. no. 42.
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