Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Tsang Nyon Heruka

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 73876)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1500 - 1599
Lineages Buddhist
Material Bronze
Collection John and Berthe Ford
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Mahasiddha

Gender: Male

TBRC: P442

Interpretation / Description

Tsang Nyon Heruka (1452-1507), author, teacher and yogi, in mahasiddha appearance.

མཁྱེན་བརྩེ་ནུས་ལྡན་མདོ་སྡེ་མཚན་ཅན་ལ་ན་མོ། This is the corrected inscription with corrected spelling.

Mkhyen brtse nus ldan mdo sde mtshan can la na mo.

Mkhyen brtse nus ldan mdo sde [pa] mtshan can la na mo.

མཁྱེན་རྩེའི་ནུས་ལྡན་མདོས་བདེ་མཚན་བཅན་ལ་ན་མོ། this is the original inscription with all of the spelling mistakes.

Mkhyen rts’i nus ldan mdos bde mtshan bcan la na mo.

Following the corrected spelling this verse below is most likely the meaning of the inscription on the back of the lotus base.

“To the one who has the power of wisdom and compassion with the name Dode [Sutrantika], I bow!”

Jeff Watt 6-2016

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Collection of John and Berthe Ford