seated Buddha

painted stucco
Western Tibet, former Kingdom of Guge, ca. 11th cent.
high: 29 cm.

Very rare stucco sculpture, once decorating the wall of a temple. Original paint!
A lotĀ  of these stucco sculptures have disappeared by neglect, especially in Western Tibet, but most have been destroyed by theĀ  Chinese Red Army before and during the Cultural Revolution.

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