figure (ritual & belief: representations)

Painted sacred clay figure, inscribed with text which reads: 'bla ma'i sku ' meaning 'a statue of the Guru/Lama'. He is seated in padmasana pose, his left hand resting in his lap and his right arm raised. The hand is damaged but the palm faces outwards, the hand raised in abhaya mudra.

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