On this portrait of a young Kunga Gyaltsen, otherwise known as ‘Sakya pandita’, the small bar of lapis lazuli inlaid in the manuscript supported by the lotus to his left is a noticeable and singular feature.
This masterpiece depicts him older, his eyes and beard inlaid with silver. He is framed by lotuses supporting a book topped with a pearl and the hilt of a flaming sword, the hem of his garments are decorated with a chased floral pattern and his (rather oversized) hat incised with notches.
Here the book is topped with three pearls.
Another remarkable portrait of the master, with silver-inlaid eyes and urna, copper-inlaid lips, incised hems, his head topped with a chignon like the historical buddha, seated on a double lotus base with thick beading and an inscription on the rim.