4. Taklung abbot, Kuyalwa Rinchen Gonpo
Opaque pigments and gold on textile
38.1 x 31.2 cm (15 x 12 ¼ in)
Seated on a double-lotus base over a low throne supported by lions and elephants, his right hand raised in a gesture of blessing or explication, clad in heavy brocade robes, the face serene with elongated eyes and gently arched brows backed by a nimbus, the throneback supported by elephants and vyalis with fluting kinnaris above, set amidst stylized mountains and surrounded by two registers containing two lineages of teachers.
Collection of Heidi and Helmut Neumann, Basel, acquired in 1991
J. Watt, Himalayan Art Resources (himalayanart.org), no. 30914