© Galerie Zacke
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Katalognummer: CA0519-259
A RARE BRONZE OF DRAGPA GYALTSEN
Tibet, 18th century. Fire gilt and incised bronze with the Buddhist teacher wearing palatial attire and a distinctive Lama hat. Lotuses are flowering along his upper arms supporting manuscript and sword. His crossed hands hold vajra and ghanta, the signs of the Absolute.

Provenance: Czech private collection.
Condition: Massive wear with only little of the original gilding left. Strong patina with several dark spots. Remnants of old cold painting. Minor casting flaws, nicks and dents. The sealing plate has been trimmed and may possibly be a later addition but is certainly also of a high age. The original sacrifices inside are still in place.

Weight: 443.3 grams.
Dimensions: Height 12.5 cm.

Jetsun Dragpa Gyaltsen (1147-1216) of the aristocratic Khon family was the third Sakya Jetsun Gongma Nga, the men who were credited with founding the Sakya order. He was also the fifth Sakya Tridzin or throne holder for forty-three years and effectively headed the monastery for fifty-seven years, from age thirteen until his death at nearly seventy. Despite the great wealth that passed through his hands as the Sakya throne holder, his biographers claim that he did not accumulate material wealth and when he passed away, he possessed only his robe and a meditation cushion.

For another closely related sculpture of Dragpa Gyaltsen in similar pose see Himalayan Art Resources, item no. 16279.

稀有的杜固扎巴堅贊鎏金銅像
西藏,十八世紀。 這座藏傳佛教宗師鎏金銅像身披莊嚴袈裟,頭戴獨特的喇嘛帽。兩臂後側蓮花盛開,上有經書與劍,手持;雙手交叉,分別持有金剛杵與金剛鈴,方便與智慧二者不相離。

來源:捷克私人收藏
品相:磨損嚴重,只剩一點原始鎏金。厚實的包漿上有些深色斑點,仍可見彩繪,鑄造小缺陷,刻痕和凹陷。密封板已經修復,但可能是後來加的,應該也有一定年代,裏面原來的藏物還在。
重量:443.3 克
尺寸:高12.5 厘米

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