Hand Crafted Himalayan Je Tsongkhapa Sculpture Set
We, the artists, have handcrafted the statue of Je Tsongkhapa Sculpture Set in Nepalese Himalayan Art in our studio. The artists of Nepal whose craft has been passed down from generation to generation while reflecting the iconography of Buddhist deities. The statue set is molded from a copper body and gilded with 24k genuine gold over various parts of the statues. On the left and right sides of the Tsongkhapa, we have depicted the statues of his two disciples, Gyaltsab Je and Khedrup Je. The three deities are decorated with royal robes with intricate design patterns as they sit atop a moon disc lotus with peaceful expressions.
This Tibetan art will be a wonderful gift from Nepal to a practitioner such as yourself.
Size: 9"/23cm (Height) x 5.5"/14cm (Base)
Weight: 2.79 kg
Material: 24K Gold Gilded, Copper Body, Acrylic Paintings, Silver Plated
Tsongkhapa (1357–1419) is a well-known Tibetan religious philosopher. A devout monastic, Tsongkhapa took on the difficult task of locating and studying all of the Indian Buddhist classics available in Tibet in his day. In his iconic form, wearing a tall yellow hat, he is the center of the Gelugpa sect that was dominant in Tibet until the Chinese takeover in 1951, and whose de facto leader is the Dalai Lama.
Gyaltsab Je was Lama Tsongkhapa's most famous student. He oversaw the building of Gaden Monastery (established by Lama Tsongkhapa) and was named its second monk after Tsongkhapa. After Lama Tsongkhapa's death, he became the Gaden Tripa, or "holder of the Gaden Throne," the Gelug tradition's head.
Khedrup Je was a prolific author, writing fifty-eight treatises and numerous prayer books. His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, uses an essential scripture on Kalachakra as the foundation for his Kalachakra Tantra empowerments.