figure (ritual & belief: representations)

Painted Buddhist sacred clay figure depicting a monk seated on a lotus throne with a bell in the left hand and a vajra in the right. The figure represents Sonam Tsemo and is of the Sakya school. The inscription describes how the figure was sponsored by a lama called Lodrö Gyamtso.

Sonam Tsemo ( bsod nams rtse mo), (1142–1182) was an important Tibetan sprititual leader and Buddhist scholar. He was the second of the five founding fathers of the Sakya-tradition.

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