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Sakyapa Teacher Kongton Chöje, 14th-15th century

Unknown (Central Tibet - 14th-15th century)

bronze
21 cm high
Gift of Max Tanenbaum, Toronto, 1980
National Gallery of Canada (no. 26717)

This exceptional portrait was cast hollow and afterwards chiselled with spectacular incisions imitating the brocade of the teacher's coat. A final touch was the red lacquer used to distinguish the lips.

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