The Jack Daulton Collection
Antique & Ethnographic Art

Thangtong Gyalpo 

Tibet, 19th cent. or earlier

painted terracotta


Thangtong Gyalpo 

painted terracotta

height: approx. 14.7 cm


circa 19th century or earlier

provenance: acquired by Jack Daulton in Lhasa,Tibet

condition: some small areas of chipped paint; otherwise good

An unusual folk image of Thangtong Gyalpo, the Tibetan saint and polymath, who is known for, among other things, the founding of the Tibetan opera and the design and construction of iron-chain suspension bridges.

back view:
side view:
view of iron chain links:
view of prayer beads on wrist and iron chain links:
view of unusual "box" attribute:
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