Tibetan Guru Tsongkhapa Statues Set 9"
These are full gold plated Statues of Three Tibetan Philosopher Tsongkhapa, Lamrim Chenmo and Ngakrim Chenmo also known as Guru Tsongkhapa with Disciples, Gyaltsabje and Khedrubje. It is believed that Guru Tsongkhapa is believed to be an incarnation of the Bodhisattva Manjushri representing the Buddha's wisdom. Additionally, Gyaltsabje is deemed to be Avalokitesvara representing the compassion of all the Buddhas. Finally, Khedrubje is believed to be Vajrapani who represents all the Buddhas power.
This Guru Tsongkhapa sculptures set honors Tsongkhapa who is the founder of the Gelug school of Buddhism. Furthermore, Tibetan Buddhists accept that Shakyamuni Buddha forecasted that Guru Tsongkhapa would show up as Manjushri. The Buddha says he would show up as a normal being to show the methods of the Buddha. Likewise, he was to build up a "euphoric" land in the "Place that is known for the Snows" where he would fill in as it's defender. The Gelug school of Buddhism is as yet overwhelming today and it is addressed by the fourteenth Dalai Lama
Material: Copper with Gold Plated
Face: Gold Painted
Making Process: Lost-Wax System, Making a statue is the work of various specialist craftsmen in: wax casting, metal casting, engraving and eventually 24k gold gilding and / or stone setting. Each of these steps must be performed with excellence to produce statues of the highest quality. The lost wax method is the oldest and most refined method used by sculptors in Nepal.
Protecting the Face
As the face is painted it is highly recommended that the face of the statue is to be greatly taken care of as it requires a very professional and skilled face artist to repair the face of dirt and damages. Commonly to protect it from damage the statue with painted face is placed under a glass box and it is always covered with a cotton face mask if it has to be moved
All our statues are handmade. Each piece is unique and it is impossible to reproduce exactly the same. Slight differences may therefore appear in the shapes, proportions, colors and / or materials used in our descriptions and specification sheets.
Weight: 6 kg 13 lbs