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PROPERTY OF AN INTERNATIONAL COLLECTOR

A BRONZE STUPA INLAID WITH COPPER Western Himalayas, circa 15th Century
Estimate
25,00035,000
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1030

PROPERTY OF AN INTERNATIONAL COLLECTOR

A BRONZE STUPA INLAID WITH COPPER Western Himalayas, circa 15th Century
Estimate
25,00035,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A BRONZE STUPA INLAID WITH COPPER Western Himalayas, circa 15th Century
Himalayan Art Resources item no. 13469.
Height: 12  1/2  in. (31.7 cm)
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Provenance

Sotheby's London, 21st October 1993, lot 398. 

Catalogue Note

Since its acquisition from Sotheby's London in October 1993, the current work has been personally reconsecrated by the Gyalwang Drukpa, Jigme Pema Wangchen, and filled with sacred objects and prayers from the Drukpa Kagyu Buddhist lineage. Also known as the Red Hat Lineage, the Drukpa school has flourished in Ladakh, the Western Himalayas, and most notably in Bhutan, where it is the dominant lineage and state religion.

The spiritual head of the Drukpa Kagyu lineage, the current Gyalwang Drukpa is an internationally renowned activist and educator, and the recipient of both the United Nations Millennium Development Goals Honour as well as the Green Hero Award, presented by the President of India, in 2010. He is a fierce proponent of womens' rights, and the founder of the Druk Gawa Khilwa nunneries in Kathmandu and Ladakh, the home of the now famous "Kung Fu Nuns".

In 2012, under the leadership of the Gyalwa Drukpa, the sacred Buddhist site at Nangchen, China was restored and reconsecrated. This site include the world's largest statue of Amitabha, as well as the Ashoka Stupa, celebrating one of the 84,000 pillars or edicts built by Ashoka (reign c. 268 – c. 232 BCE), the Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty. 

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