Another from this set of finely cast and gilded equestrian figures, depicting Purnabhadra and now in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, is published in Heather Stoddard (Karmay), Early Sino-Tibetan Art, Warminster, 1975, p. 96, pl. 68. Stoddard included the bronze in her seminal work to illustrate the influence of the early Ming in later fifteenth century Tibetan sculpture, ibid, p. 95. Compare the style of the lotus petals on the pedestal, the predominance of turquoise for the inset jewellery, the style of engraved textile designs and the bearing of the animal mount in the Rietberg museum’s Tibetan fifteenth century gilt copper Guhyamanjuvajra riding a snow lion, see Helmut Uhlig, On the Path to Enlightenment, Zurich, 1995, p. 170, cat. no. 113: and compare the lotus pedestal, turquoise jewellery and sculptural finesse of a Tibetan fifteenth century gilt copper Vajrabhairava in the Potala, Lhasa, see Ulrich von Schroeder, Buddhist Bronzes in Tibet, Hong Kong, 2001, Vol II, p. 1051, pl. 265C.
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