Tibet, Gayadhara

15th century, Tibet, Mahapandita Gayadhara, copper alloy, private collection, published on Himalayan Art Resources.

Pandita (‘great scholar’) Gayadhara, wears a robe and hat richly engraved with a floral and rice grain pattern, his right hand doing the gesture of teaching and displaying an incised diamond. His small moustache and goatee and his eyes are inlaid with silver.

15th century circa, Tibet, Pandita Gayadhara, copper alloy with copper and silver inlay, private collection, photo by Bonhams.

Another fine portrait of the same Indian scholar, with silver-inlaid eyes, urna, moustache and goatee, his hands turning the wheel of dharma. Every other petal on the lotus base is inlaid with copper.

16th century, Tibet, Indian teacher Gayadhara, metal, private collection, published on Himalayan Art Resources.

Gayadhara holds a skull cup in his left hand and a small object likely to be a vajra sceptre in the other.

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