Tibet, various kings

14th century, Tibet, Trisong Detsen, copper alloy, private collection, published on Himalayan Art Resources.

14th century, Tibet, Trisong Detsen, copper alloy, private collection, published on Himalayan Art Resources.

Trisong Detsen (or Detsän) lived during the 8th century. He is depicted with a plain gown and thick boots, his hair arranged into an elaborate chignon and adorned with a thin headband and ribbons. He holds a dharma wheel in his hands.

14th century, Tibet, king, gilt copper, published by Ulrich von Schroeder.

14th century, Tibet, king, gilt copper with cold gold and pigments, published by Ulrich von Schroeder.

This king wears a gown, boots, turban and large earrings like Songtsen Gampo (published in a previous post) but there is no buddha head on top of his own. Both hands are in the meditation gesture and may have held a long-life vase or an other object, now missing.

Undated, Tibet, king, gilt metal, private collection, published on Himalayan Art Resources.

Undated, Tibet, king, gilt metal, private collection, published on Himalayan Art Resources.

Same as above, but the right hand is doing the teaching gesture (vitarka mudra).

18th century, Tibet, king, gilt copper alloy.

18th century, Tibet, king, gilt copper, at the San Francisco Asian Art Museum (USA).

This king, with Chinese facial features and headdress, wears lotus earrings and has a wish-granting jewel in his left hand. The other hand is doing the fear-allaying gesture (abhaya mudra).

 

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