Western Tibet, Ratnasambhava (3)

14th-15th century, Western Tibet, Ratnasambhava, brass, photo by Christie's.

14th-15th century, Western Tibet, Ratnasambhava, brass, photo by Christie’s.

Ratnasambhava holds his right hand in the gesture of generosity (varada), showing a small jewel in his palm. His left hand is in the meditation gesture. He sits on a typical West Tibetan double-lotus base and his celestial scarf acts as a frame around him. The tall leaf panels of his crown are linked with small rods, the finial on his chignon is broken but it would have been a similar type of foliate panel.

14th-15th century, Western Tibet, Ratnasambhava, gilt copper alloy, private collection published on Himalayan Art Resources.

14th-15th century, Western Tibet, Ratnasambhava, gilt copper alloy with stone inlay and pigments, private collection published on Himalayan Art Resources.

On this masterpiece, the buddha is surrounded with lotuses that reach the large flowing bows of his crown. The double-lotus base has a row of unusually thick beading at the bottom and two rows of smaller beading at the top. His crown and jewellery are inlaid with stones and coral.

13th-14th century, Western Tibet, Ratnasambhava, copper alloy with cold gold and pigments, private collection, photo Les Arts du Monde.

13th-14th century, Western Tibet , Ratnasambhava, copper alloy with cold gold and pigments, private collection, photo Les Arts du Monde.

 

 

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