- Provenance information is currently unavailable
- Previous Owner(s)
Alice S. Kandell
This very handsome and finely realized sculpture may represent the great Sakya scholar Lowo Kenchen Sonam Lhundrup (1456-1532), abbot of Lo Manthang monastery in Mustang (in northern Nepal) because he holds a flaming jewel in his left hand and lifts his right hand in the vitarka gesture signifying the transmission of knowledge. Moreover, other inscribed images of Sonam Lhundrup depict the abbot, as here, with a broad face, square jaw, and hefty body.
- Published References
- Marylin M. Rhie Robert A.F. Thurman. A Shrine for Tibet: The Alice S. Kandell Collection. New York and London. II-4a-b, 108-109.
- Collection Area(s)
- South Asian and Himalayan Art
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum