This image belongs to a small group of sculptures and paintings believed to have been made by Chosying Dorje (1604–1674), the Tenth Karmapa and spiritual head of the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. It is in the Kashmiri style, reflecting interregional influences at work across Tibet.
[ John J. Klejman , New York, until 1972, sold to TMS]
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Art of the Himalayas," December 15, 2010–December 4, 2011.
New York. Rubin Museum of Art. "Tenth Karmapa and Tibet's Turbulent Seventeenth Century: Tibet’s Eccentric Master Revealed," August 31, 2012–February 11, 2013.