ARTEFACTS

Unidentified Teacher

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  • Thangka
  • 19th century
  • Silk
  • Height: 62 cm / Width: 33 cm / Depth: not filled
  • Collection: Leder/ Umlauff, Inv. Nr.: 33585
  • Völkerkundemuseum vPST Heidelberg
  • © Völkerkundemuseum vPST Heidelberg/ ÖAW
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An unidentified Jebtsundamba Khutukhtu incarnation, also known by their title Bogd Gegeen, is depicted on this coloured print. It could be the 1st Jebtsundamba Khutukhtu Lozang tenpé gyeltsen (Tib. Blo bzang bstan pa’i rgyal mtshan, 1635-1723), also known as Zanabazar, or the 2nd Jebtsundamba Khutukhtu Lozang tenpé drönmé (Tib. Blo bzang bstan pa’i sgron me, 1724-1757). In his right hand, he holds the stem of a lotus flower marked by a sword blossoming near his shoulder. At the same time, he displays the gesture of giving religious instructions with this hand. With his left hand, that rests in meditation on his lap, he holds an alms-bowl and grasps the stem of a lotus on which a book rests.
© Olaf Czaja
Unidentified Teacher
/ Mongolia / 19th century / © Völkerkundemuseum vPST Heidelberg/ ÖAW

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