Lama, possibly the Second Khalka Jetsun Dampa

Historical period(s)
mid 18th-early 19th century
Medium
Gilt copper, pigment, and wood
Dimensions
H x W x D: 72.5 × 45.8 × 27 cm (28 9/16 × 18 1/16 × 10 5/8 in)
Geography
Mongolia, Dolonnor
Credit Line
The Alice S. Kandell Collection
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S2015.28.10a-b
On View Location
Sackler Gallery 22: Encountering the Buddha
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Sculpture
Type

Figure

Keywords
Alice S. Kandell Collection, Buddhism, lama, Mongolia
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Label

This large portrait sculpture may depict Lobsang Tenpay Dronmey, a Buddhist abbot with an overbite.  He was the second leader (Jetsun Dampa) in the Khalka Mongolian reincarnation lineage. The Khalka Jetsun Dampas were spiritual and secular leaders who built monasteries in Outer and Inner Mongolia, Buryatia and the Kalmyk regions of Russia. Lobsang Tenpay Dronmey was also the head of one of the Khalka tribes of Outer Mongolia. Among his teachers were Rolway Dorje.

Published References
  • Marylin M. Rhie, Robert A.F. Thurman. A Shrine for Tibet: The Alice S. Kandell Collection. New York and London. II-19, 134-135.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
Google Cultural Institute
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