Padmasambhava

Historical period(s)
first half of the 18th century
Medium
Gilt copper repoussé with cast head and hands and removable earrings; turquoise inets and pearl urna; base plate (contents lost)
Dimensions
H x W x D: 51.5 × 35 × 25.2 cm (20 1/4 × 13 3/4 × 9 15/16 in)
Geography
Central Tibet
Credit Line
The Alice S. Kandell Collection
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S2014.18a-b
On View Location
Sackler Gallery 22: Encountering the Buddha
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Sculpture
Type

Figure

Keywords
Alice S. Kandell Collection, casting, engraving, gilding, Padmasambhava, repousse, Tibet, urna
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Published References
  • Marylin M. Rhie, Robert A.F. Thurman. A Shrine for Tibet: The Alice S. Kandell Collection. New York and London. II-2a, b, 104-105.
  • Paths to Perfection, Buddhist Art at the Freer/Sackler. Washington. pp. 192-193.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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