A SMALL GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF TSONGKAPA
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
the figure seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus base, his hands in dharmachakra mudra, the gesture of teaching, wearing a dhoti and shawl, his shoulders flanked with flowers and attributes, his face with a serene expression
Height 11.5 cm, 4½ in.
There is a small crack to the left hand, and there are expected wear and loss to the gilding consistent with age.
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