Tibet, Kunga Zangpo (2)

15th century, Tibet, Kunga Zangpo, bronze (brass) with silver inlay, private collection, photo by Christie’s.

The founder of the Ngor monastery, his eyes inlaid with silver in the Kashmiri fashion, a small raised urna on his forehead where his eyebrows meet,  holds a manuscript in his left hand and does the teaching gesture with the other while displaying an engraved diamond in his palm. The hem of his garments and some patches on his robe are skilfully incised with scrolled vegetation and flowers.

15th century, Tibet, Kunga Zangpo, copper alloy, published on http://www.buddhist-art.com.

Here Kunga Zangpo (identified through an inscription on the base) turns the wheel of dharma with his hands. There are traces of cold cold and pigment on his face.

17th century circa, Tibet, Ngorchen Kunga Zangpo, gilt copper alloy, private collection, photo by Bonhams.

Dressed in full monastic garments, his head covered with the Sakya hat, the deified Ngorchen (found of the Ngor monastery) holds the stem of lotuses that support a vajra sceptre and a bell.

Same as before, photo by Dragon’s Pearl on http://www.fareastasianart.com

A similar iconography but seated on two cushions covered with a blanket, his clothes covering his feet completely.


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