A peaceful Monk or Lama seated in a Buddhist crossed legged posture on a lotus throne (Padmasana) with both hands in a meditation gesture of Dhyana Mudra. His patched garments and bonnet are incised in a skilful manner typical of the Tsang atelier. Inlayed silver throughout mostly between arms and chest. Incised and repouse by a master. Base with incised 8 pedal lotus with some debris inside cast.
Provenance: Acquired from the Richard Dick Bass estate in Dallas. He was famous for being the first man to conquer the Seven Summits culminating with Mount Everest after two failed attempts.
Dimensions: 4.75 inches high
Width: 4 inches, Depth: 3 inches
Condition is Excellent. Possible Lamas: Songsen Gampo, Kunga Zangpo, Ngorchen Kunga Zangpo, Zhang Yudrakpa Tsondru Drakpa, Sakya Pandita.