Tibet, Akshobhya in Lhasa

13th century circa, Tibet, buddha Akshobhya, right hand touching the Earth, brass, at Tsug Lakhang, published by W. Schroeder

13th century circa, Tibet, buddha Akshobhya, right hand touching the Earth, brass and pigments, at the gTsug Lakhang, published by Ulrich Von Schroeder

13th century circa, Tibet, buddha Akshobhya, brass with pigment and stone inlay, at the Jokhang, published by W. Schroeder

13th century circa, Tibet, buddha Akshobhya, brass inlaid with stones, blue pigment in hair, elaborate crown with Kirtimukha (‘the face of Glory’). The patterned see-through garment and the  jewellery are particularly refined. At the Jokhang, published by Ulrich Von Schroeder

same as above

13th century circa, Tibet, buddha Akshobhya, brass with cold gold on face and pigments, turquoise inlay, at the Jokhang, published by Ulrich Von Schroeder.

A reader has kindly informed that many of the sculptures that were deposited at the Lhasa temples during the 20th century were then retrieved by their owners and that some of them subsequently made their way to private collections. As a result, some of the sculptures published by Ulrich von Schroeder and labelled as being in Lhasa are no longer there but in Europe or elsewhere.

 

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