figure (ritual & belief: representations)

Painted Lamaist sacred clay figure representing a yogi, Thangtong Gyalpo (1385-1464). Inscription in Tibetan reads:'thang stong rgyal po'. He was also known as Chakzampa, which means 'builder of bridges'. Thangtong Gyalpo built important bridges all over Tibet and Bhutan.

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