Buddha Museum Logo
BRONZE | WOOD | STONE | NETSUKE | SHAKYAMUNI | ABOUT US |

Last BuddhaFuture Buddha

Sino Tibetan Bronze
Tsong Khapa
Riding On Elephant
Circa: 20th century
H 12 in.(30cm), W 7.5 in.(19cm), D 5 in.(12.5cm)
Condition: Excellent

This dark bronze depicts Tsong Khapa riding an elephant (strength, wisdom, prudence) with his hands in teaching mudra. He is wearing the traditional pandita hat worn by Buddhist scholars in India and is dressed in the robes of a Tibetan monk. Lotus flowers rise from their stems in his hands to the level of his shoulders, where they support a sword and a book, symbolizing the penetrating power of wisdom and identifying Tsong Khapa as a manifestation of Manjushri, whose attributes are also the sword and book. Some representations of Tsong Khapa realistically emphasize his actual features, such as his long eyebrows and hooked nose; this bronze however is an idealized portrait that nevertheless retains Tsong Khapa’s bright and alert countenance. Recognized at the age of three as a reincarnated Boddhisattva, he went to central Tibet at seventeen and became one of Tibet’s greatest scholar/philosophers, whose influence was immeasurable, extending even to China and Mongolia. The Gelugpa sect, which became the most powerful Buddhist sect in Tibet and surrounding countries, was founded by Tsong Khapa, who is now revered as a Buddha.

This excellent statue is firmly modeled and well detailed; the surface bears a handsome patina of dark brown with green crystallization forming.

Tsong Khapa On Elephant
Private Collection
  
  
Tsong Khapa On ElephantTsong Khapa On Elephant
  
  
  
Tsong Khapa On Elephant pedestalTsong Khapa On Elephant back
  
Last BuddhaFuture Buddha
  



We accept all major credit cards via PayPal

No Packaging and Handling Fee
Shipping and handling are based on actual shipping cost. All items are ship insured through USPS, UPS and FedEx world wide.

FREE SHIPPING IN THE U.S.
FOR SELECTED ITEM


Authenticity Guaranteed

BuddhaMuseum.Com is specializing in temple and family worshipped Buddhist arts.
We guarantee all artifacts to be genuine as described. It is our policy never to deliberately list fakes as genuine. All contemporary Buddhist art listed will always stated as such.
14 days Unconditional Money-back guaranteed
All artifacts and collectibles are sent with a Certificate of Authenticity Invoice. Items that are significantly deviating from the information provided by us regarding culture and dating, may be returned for a prompt refund. Refund of the net sale price, excluding freight and insurance. Buyer to pay the return shipping cost.

Let us find you the Buddha that you want...
Contact us : Info@BuddhaMuseum.com

BuddhaMuseum.Com, 2001-2014, All rights reserved ©