Tibet, Shangton Chobar

15th-16th century, Tibet, Shangton Chobar, copper alloy, with silver inlay, private collection, photo by Bonhams.

Shangton Chobar (( Zhang province, 1053),  identified through an inscription on the rim of the lotus base, is depicted in full monastic attire, holding a flaming jewel in his left hand, the other doing the teaching gesture.

16th century, same as before.

He is sometimes portrayed with a bare chest, probably because was a layman, not a monk, although he studied and taught the Lamdre tradition.

See full biographical notes on http://www.himalayanart.org/search/set.cfm?setID=2139 or on http://www.treasuryoflives.org/biographies/view/Zhangton-Chobar/7024

(both texts are identical)

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