Tibet, Kunga Wangchuk

15th century, Tibet, Kunga Wangchuk, gilt copper, private collection, photo by Sotheby's.

15th century, Tibet, Kunga Wangchuk, gilt copper, private collection, photo by Sotheby’s.

The fourth abbot of Ngor is seated on a typical 15th century Yongle-style double-lotus base, his hands in the dharmacakra mudra.

Kunga Wangchuk, Tibet, 15th c., gilt cop., 32 cm, Sotheby's

He is dressed in monastic garments richly incised with a floral pattern.

Same as before.

Same as before.

We see him here deified, with lotuses attached to their elbows. The one to his left supports a manuscript. Apart from the typical Yongle-style lotus base, the soft round draping of his garments indicate a Chinese influence.

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