Drakpa’i Pel, has silver-inlaid eyes and copper inlaid lips. He wears the full set of monastic garments decorated with an incised hem and silver and copper inlay. The artist has made tiny notches on his head to give the hair more life.
Dressed in fine Chinese silks, this lama does the teaching gesture with his right hand …
and holds what looks like a (tilted) long-life vase in his left hand.
The right hand calls Earth to witness, the left hand holds a long-life vase.
This lama’s patched garments have an incised hem displaying various patterns. The style and high level of craftsmanship point to the Tsang area in Central Tibet.
An inscription on the base identifies this deified lama as Dorje Chang Kedrub Choje, possibly a 13th century Tibetan scholar.
He holds a manuscript in his left hand and the stems of lotuses that support a vajra sceptre and a bell.
The back of his gown is decorated with a chased motif.