Abbot Lhachog Senge

17th century

Rubin Museum of Art

Rubin Museum of Art

Sculpture carved from ivory is not common in the Himalayas and Tibet. This image of Lhachog Sengge was likely carved in China as part of a larger set portraying a lineage of teachers associated with a particular philosophical or tantric system of practice.Lhachog Sengge was an important Buddhist teacher. However, he has become far more important to western scholarship because of the vast number of works of art that he sponsored and commissioned.

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  • Title: Abbot Lhachog Senge
  • Date Created: 17th century
  • Physical Dimensions: H 5.25 x W 3.5 x D 2.25 in.
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Rights: Rubin Museum of Art, C2003.23.2
  • Medium: Ivory
  • Place of Creation: Tibet
  • Exhibition History: Rubin Museum of Art, "Masterworks: Jewels of the Collection" (02/06/13 - 01/13/14), Rubin Museum of Art, "The Nepalese Legacy in Tibetan Painting" (09/03/10 - 05/23/11), Rubin Museum of Art, "Stable as a Mountain: Gurus in Himalayan Art" (03/13/09 - 07/13/09), Rubin Museum of Art, "Portraits of Transmission" (10/02/04 - 01/11/05)


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