Portrait of Phagmo Drupa Dorje Gyalpo (1110–1170)

Overall: 13.5 x 12 x 8.5 cm (5 5/16 x 4 3/4 x 3 3/8 in.); Base: 8 x 19 x 14 cm (3 1/8 x 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)
Location: 237 Himalayan
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This portrait statue depicts the first monastic leader of the prominent Buddhist monastery of Densatil, an influential early leader of the Tibetan Buddhist monastic order called Kagyu, famous for his views on the importance of meditation. He sits on a lotus pedestal and lion throne, like a Buddha, and his hand positions (mudras) communicate that meditation leads to enlightenment.
Portrait of Phagmo Drupa Dorje Gyalpo (1110–1170)

Portrait of Phagmo Drupa Dorje Gyalpo (1110–1170)


Central Tibet


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