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A very finely hollow cast bronze portrait sculpture of a seated figure, with the lotus dais and pointed monk's cap cast in one piece with the figure.<br />The monk is shown seated in the padmasana (lotus) pose, with each foot resting sole-upward on the opposite knee. In his right hand, he holds a vajra (a double-pronged scepter) and simultaneously makes the vitarka gesture for teaching. His left hand, resting on his lap, holds a bell. His costume consists of a dhoti, which is knotted high on his torso; a short-sleeved shirt, crossed over his chest and decorated with incised scroll patterns, with a fret design at the border; and an overrobe that wraps around his left shoulder and is draped over his right shoulder.  His face has a broad forehead, incised eyebrows in a high arch; downcast eyes, with leaf-shaped upper eyelids; a broad, flat nose; a sweet smile and full lips; and a narrow chin. His tall, pointed monk's cap, which completely hides his hair, has flaps that spread to reach his upper arms.
Portrait of an unidentified Tibetan lama (teacher)
Bequest of Thakur Rup Chand
1995/1.57

Nepali
Thangka
17th century
Bequest of Thakur Rup Chand
1995/1.55
A necklace of turquoise, mountain coral, and dzi (patterned agate) beads strung on thread.
Tibetan (Tibetan (culture or style))
Necklace
19th century
Bequest of Thakur Rup Chand
1995/1.60

Tibetan (Tibetan (culture or style))
Thangka
Bequest of Thakur Rup Chand
1995/1.54

Tibetan (Tibetan (culture or style))
Thangka
Bequest of Thakur Rup Chand
1995/1.53
A hollow cast bronze sculpture of the Buddha, including a lotus base. The bronze has a dark, shiny patina over most of its surface. <br />The Buddha sits with his legs crossed in the padmasana pose; his right hand reaches down, palm inwards, to touch the earth, in an elegant gesture with just the tip of his third finger making contact, while his right hand rests in his lap. His torso is tall and erect. His dhoti (a skirt-like garment) is tied high on his torso, while his outer robe covers his left shoulder completely and just brushes against his right shoulder. His face is shaped like a tall and narrow "U," with wide, gently arching brows, downcast eyes under swelling lids, a long and high nose, and full, cupid's-bow lips. The urna, an auspicious mark on his forehead, is indicated here by a small bump with an incised outline. His hair is arranged in rows of snail-shell curls, which are repeated in a larger size on his ushnisha, culminating in a lotus bud.<br />The upward-pointing lotus petals on the dais are
Buddha, seated in the padmasana pose, in bhumisparsa mudra
19th century
Bequest of Thakur Rup Chand
1995/1.58

Nepali
Indra
1600 – 1899
Bequest of Thakur Rup Chand
1995/1.56
A necklace of faceted coral beads, in graduated sizes, with a coral-inlaid silver clasp.
Tibetan (Tibetan (culture or style))
Necklace
19th century
Bequest of Thakur Rup Chand
1995/1.61
A necklace of turquoise, mountain coral, and dzi (patterned agate) beads strung on thread, with a large turquose pendant at the center.
Tibetan (Tibetan (culture or style))
Necklace
19th century
Bequest of Thakur Rup Chand
1995/1.59
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