Gilded Bronze Statue of Milarepa, Tibet, XX century
Size: 15cm high, 13cm wide, 8cm deep, 800g weight
Beautiful gilded bronze statue of Milarepa. He is presented seated on a throne covered by an antelope skin with a knee raised. His right hand is placed near his ear in a singer's gesture. His left hand is holding a Kapala. He is dressed in an incised coat of various patterns falling over his shoulders. He is wearing earrings and his face is imbued with serenity.
Object literature: Milarepa (1040-1123) is one of the most famous Tibetan yogi and teachers. He lived during the 11th century and into the beginning of the 12th century. During his long meditative retreats in the Himalayan's mountains, he composed numerous songs on Buddhist religious teachings. He was the main student of Marpa Chokyi Lodro, the founder of the Kagyu traditions in Tibet.