Tibet, Konchog Yanlag

 

16th century, Tibet, Konchog Yenlag, gilt metal and pigment, private collection, published on Himalayan Art Resources.

16th century, Tibet, Konchog Yanlag, gilt metal and pigment, private collection, published on Himalayan Art Resources.

If this is indeed the 5th  shamarpa, his facial features are quite different from other sculptures of him… The cloth gathered under him is shaped like a lotus flower and incised with a lotus motif. The fingers on his left hand are slightly folded, as if to hold an object – which may now be missing.

17th century, Tibet, Shamarpa 5, Konchog Yanlag, gilt metal and pigment, private collection.

17th century, Tibet, Shamarpa 5, Konchog Yanlag, gilt metal and pigment, as before.

Konchog Yanlag (or Yenlag/Yenlak) lived during the 16th century. This remarkable sculpture depicts him wrapped in a monastic robe with a richly incised hem, his right arm uncovered and his hands in the dhyana and bhumisparsha mudras. His hat, topped with a gold jewel, is slightly disproportionate in comparison with his small gentle oval face.

same as before.

same as before, at the Rubin Museum of Art.

On this very similar work we see him with three precious jewels or triratna in the left hand.

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