Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Indian Adept (siddha) - Luipa

རྒྱ་གར་གྱི་གྲུབ་ཆེན། 印度大成就者
(item no. 90086)
Origin Location Tibet
Lineages Buddhist
Material Bronze
Collection Navin Kumar
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

TBRC: bdr:P8891

Interpretation / Description

Luipa or Tilopa. It is possible that this image is depicting Tilopa who along with Luipa are the two mahasiddhas that hold a fish. Typically Luipa is eating the entrails directly from the bottom of the fish. Tilopa does not eat the entrails but rather holds the fish in the right or left hand.

Jeff Watt 12-2021

See two articles on HAR on Patreon: - Luipa: Inclusion or Exclusion (Part 1), October 8th, 2021. - Luipa: Inclusion or Exclusion (Part 2), November 12th, 2021.

Secondary Images
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Thematic Sets
Sculpture: Tsang Province Atelier (Teachers)
Indian Adept: Luipa
Collection of Navin Kumar Gallery
Sculpture: Indian Adepts (mahasiddha)
Indian Adept: Tilopa Main Page
Sculpture Set: Mahasiddhas (Tsang Atelier, Various Lineages)
Sculpture: Figurative Subjects, Double Lotus Base
Sculpture: Tsang Province Atelier, Tibet
Confusion: Luipa & Tilopa
Sculpture: Tsang Province Atelier (Mahasiddhas)
Collection: Christies New York (Sculpture. September, 2021)