Tibet, various Panchen Lamas

18th century, Tibet, Panchen Lama Lobsang Yeshe, gilt copper alloy, photo by Koller.

18th century, Tibet, 2nd Panchen Lama, gilt copper alloy, photo by Koller.

Depending on the system used to list them, the 2nd Panchen Lama is Lobsang Yeshe or Sönam Choklang. Strangely enough, the upper half of this image is very similar to a 17th century sculpture of Lobsang Chökyi Gyaltsen, the 1st (or 4th) Panchen Lama published in a previous post.

Undated, Tibet, 2nd Panchen Lama, gilt

Undated, Tibet, 2nd Panchen Lama, gilt copper alloy, private collection.

This earlier sculpture depicts him with a precious jewel in his left hand.

18th century, Tibet, Panchen Lama, gilt copper alloy, at the Royal Ontario Museum (Canada).

18th century, Tibet, Panchen Lama, gilt copper alloy, at the Royal Ontario Museum (Canada).

This youthful Panchen Lama is wearing the hat reserved for special ceremonies instead of the typical pointed hat of the Gelug order. He wears a richly incised robe and holds the stem of a lotus bud in each hand.  He has the elongated ear of a buddha, his eyes are inlaid with silver and his lips with copper.

 

 

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