Tibet, Sachen Kunga Nyingpo (2)

15th-16th century, Tibet, Sachen Kunga Nyingpo, copper alloy with silver inlay, private collection, photo by Bonhams.

This 12th century Sakya master is portrayed here with abundant hair and his usual moustache and goatee. He wears a silk gown fastened with a very ornate knot and decorated with a richly incised hem and holds the stem of a (broken lotus) in his left hand while doing the gesture of supreme generosity with the other.

16th-17th century, Tibet, Sachen Kunga Nyingpo, copper alloy, private collection, photo by Bonhams

This is obviously an older man, his hands held in the meditation gesture, the lotuses fastened to his elbows supporting the hilt of a sword (to his right) and a manuscript (to his left).

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