Tibet, famous lamas (4)

15th century, Tibet, Jamyang Konchok Zangpo, copper alloy with gold, copper and silver inlay, at the Seattle Museum of Art.

15th century, Tibet, Jamyang Konchok Zangpo, copper alloy with gold, copper and silver inlay, at the Seattle Museum of Art.

This abbot of the Jonang monastery is depicted seated in the vajra position on a double-lotus base, his hands in vitarka and dhyana mudra, wrapped in full monastic clothing, his vest tucked into the lower garment fastened high above the waist, coiffed with a peak hat with long flaps on each side.

Jamyang Konchok Zangpo, Tibet, 15th c., c.a.+g.,s.,c. inlay, 65 cm, detail

His robe is richly inlaid with a gold  filigree pattern.

15th-16th c., Jetsun Wangcan Gawa, copper alloy with copper and silver inlay, private collection, published on Himalayan Art Resources.

15th-16th c., Jetsun Wangcan Gawa, copper alloy, private collection, published on Himalayan Art Resources.

This abbot holds the stems of lotus blossoms that support a vajra (thunderbolt sceptre) and a ghanta (bell), his garments engraved with a cloud and floral pattern.

Jetsun Wangcan Gawa, Tibet, close up

The eyes are inlaid with silver and copper, his pointed hat was made separately out of copper.

15th century, Tibet, Khenchen Sherab Gyatso, copper alloy, private collection.

15th century, Tibet, Khenchen Sherab Gyatso, copper alloy, private collection.

The abbot of Sera monastery holds a flaming jewel in a skull cup his left hand. His eyes are inlaid with silver.

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