A SILVER AND COPPER INLAID BRASS ALLOY FIGURE OF LAMA SHANG (1123-1193) TIBET, CIRCA 13TH CENTURY

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A SILVER AND COPPER INLAID BRASS ALLOY FIGURE OF LAMA SHANG (1123-1193)
TIBET, CIRCA 13TH CENTURY

Sold for HK$ 375,000 (US$ 47,791) inc. premium
A SILVER AND COPPER INLAID BRASS ALLOY FIGURE OF LAMA SHANG (1123-1193)
TIBET, CIRCA 13TH CENTURY
Himalayan Art Resources item no.2141
9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.) high

Footnotes

  • An accomplished marriage of simplicity and intricacy, the lama's concise, stupa-like form allow us to appreciate him from afar, while his silver and copper inlaid patchwork robe, and wholehearted smile, draw us in.

    His robes are that of a Kagyu master and his hairline and facial features further identify him as Lama Shang (1123-1193). A similar example is published in Dinwiddie (ed.), Portrait of the Masters, Chicago, 2003, pp.176-7, no.36. The founder of the Tsalpa Kagyu lineage, Lama Shang was heavily involved in military activities, striving to keep order within the Lhasa region. But, his lineage descendants eventually lost their bid for support from the Mongol Khans and ceded the political stage.

    Exhibited
    Journey to Tibet, Lotusland, Montecito, California, 1998.

    Provenance
    Private Collection
    Acquired from a Private English Collection, London, 1970s


    錯銀錯紅銅喇嘛祥(1123-1193)銅像
    西藏,約十三世紀
    喜馬拉雅藝術資源網2141號
    高9.5釐米(3 3/4英寸)

    80,000-120,000 港元

    簡樸而細膩之靈巧結合,喇嘛精練的佛塔造型讓人可遠觀慕想,而其錯銀錯紅銅的拼縫紋 袈裟及誠摯的笑容,又令人近觀神往。

    其袈裟為噶舉派上師式款,加之髮線與臉容特徵,可確認其為喇嘛祥(1123-1193)之像。與此尊造像相似的作品可見於 Dinwiddie 所編著的 Portrait of the Masters,芝加哥,2003年,頁 176-7,36號。喇嘛祥是采巴噶舉傳承之創始人,曾積極參與軍事活動,竭力維系拉薩地區之秩序,但其傳承最終不得蒙古可汗支持而退下政治舞台。

    展覽
    Journey to Tibet,羅德斯蘭花園,蒙特西托市 , 加利福尼亞州 ,1998年。

    來源
    私人收藏
    於1970年代購自倫敦一英國私人收藏
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A SILVER AND COPPER INLAID BRASS ALLOY FIGURE OF LAMA SHANG (1123-1193) TIBET, CIRCA 13TH CENTURY
A SILVER AND COPPER INLAID BRASS ALLOY FIGURE OF LAMA SHANG (1123-1193) TIBET, CIRCA 13TH CENTURY
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