Tibet, 16th c. Ghantapani

16th century, Tibet, Ghantapani, copper alloy

16th century, Tibet, Ghantapani, gilt copper alloy inlaid with stones, private collection

He  has a bell or ghanta on top of his head and holds another two in his hands. The cross-shaped adornment on his chest is often seen on Tibetan sculptures dating from the 15th century onwards, due to Chinese influence – as is the flat base adorned with a single row of lotus petals.

 

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