Teacher (Lama) - Taglung Tangpa Chenpo
(item no. 1005)


1300 - 1399

Taklung (Kagyu) Lineage

Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton

Collection of Shelley & Donald Rubin

(acc.# P2000.22.14)

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Taglung Tangpa Chenpo (1142-1210): founder of Taglung Monastery (1180), central Tibet - north of Lhasa, the head monastery for the Taglungpa sub-lineage of the Kagyu School.

Biographical Details

The central figure is surrounded by buddhas, lineage teachers and deities. Along the bottom from left to right are blue-black Humkara, red Vajravarahi, four-armed Chaturbhuja Mahakala, white Aparajita, Four-armed sow-faced red Vajravarahi and red Kurukulle.

Jeff Watt 4-2001

(For additional information see Notes on a Taglung Portrait by Jane Casey Singer).

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Exhibition Appearance
Exhibition: Mirror of the Buddha

Thematic Set
Tradition: Kagyu Teachers (Paintings)
Painting Style: Taglung
Teacher: Taglung Tangpa Chenpo (Lama)
Collection of Shelley & Donald Rubin
Tradition: Taglung Kagyu Main Page
Teachers: Early Paintings of Teachers
Teachers: Early Teachers (Front Facing)
Tradition: Kagyu Main Page (Marpa & Dagpo)
Subject: Lineage Paintings - Asymmetrical

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