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4. Taklung abbot, Kuyalwa Rinchen Gonpo
Tibet
13th Century
Opaque pigments and gold on textile
38.1 x 31.2 cm (15 x 12 ¼ in)
Taklung abbot, Kuyalwa Rinchen Gonpo

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.

Provenance:
Collection of Heidi and Helmut Neumann, Basel, acquired in 1991

Published:
J. Watt, Himalayan Art Resources (himalayanart.org), no. 30914



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