Bronze statue of Gampopa aka Dakpo Larje, Great Kagyu teacher, doctor and tantric, height — 21 cm, fine carving

Inventory No: 22856

Product Features

18.8 cm
21 cm
Nett weight
Made from
copper, patina
Country of origin
Kham (Eastern Tibet), China
3600 gr
The item is out of stock

Product Description

Great Kagyu teachers: Gampopa ("a man from Gampo"), well known teacher of Kagyu tradition, doctor and tantric, whose other name is Dakpo Larje ("a healer from Dakpo").

We are pleased to present you our exclusive collection of high-quality statues, depicting the great teachers of the Kagyu school. This collection is exceptional not only thanks to the elegant carving, but also to quite rare and unique images Teachers and important historical figures.

Here you can see the statue depicting Gampopa (1079-1153) "a man from Gampo" (Tib.: སྒམ་པོ་པ་), also known as Sonam Rinchen (Tib.: བསོད་ནམས་རིན་ཆེན་, Wylie: bsod nams rin chen). Gampopa was a famous teacher of the Kagyu line, as well as a doctor and a tantric, the founder of the Dakpo Kagyu school. Another name of the master is related with his medical practice: Dakpo Larje "a healer from Dakpo" (Tib.: དྭགས་པོ་ལྷ་རྗེ་, Wylie: dwags po lha rje).

Gampopa received various instructions from many masters of different traditions, including Nyingma and Kadampa. At the age of 30, he became the principal disciple of the great yogi Milarepa, from whom he received instruction in the practice of Vajravarahi, the tummo and Mahamudra.

The clothes of the master are decorated with traditional Tibetan ornament. The throne is carved with Ashtamangala (Eight auspicious symbols).

All the details of this statue — such as the hands, face, etc — are made very carefully and in the details. Each statue has some space inside to be filled by traditional substances.

Important remark on color perception!!!

Dear buyers, to avoid any inconvenience you need to understand this information about color perception.

Color perception depends on the light conditions. All the pictures in our shop were taken under three professional light spots with color temperature 5100-5500K. It doesn't mean we publish not realistic pictures. It means the powerful source of light can penetrate through upper film of black patina, and the color appear more "milk chocolate" than "dark chocolate".
But, as one our buyer noticed, under average room conditions it will rather look as "dark chocolate".
To make this fact more clear we took two pictures without professional sources of light. Please feel the difference between these two pictures: one was taken on open sunshine light with color temperature 5050K. Another shoot was made in the room with electric light, what color temperature is 3050K.
Here is a question: what is more realistic?