Teacher (Lama) - Demo Rinpoche
(item no. 578)


1600 - 1699

Gelug and Buddhist Lineages

251.46x157.48cm (99x62in)

Ground Mineral Pigment, Fine Gold Line on Cotton

Collection of Rubin Museum of Art

(acc.# F1997.45.2)

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4th Demo Rinpoche, Lhawang Geleg Gyaltsen (1631-1668). Demo Rinpoche was the most important teacher in the Chamdo area of east Tibet and accompanied the 5th Dalai Lama to Beijing in 1651. The inscriptions along each side of the central figure are verses of blessing composed by the 5th Dalai Lama. (See detail images).

Jeff Watt 4-2002, rev: 7-2007

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Pub: Selection of Works - Painting (RMA)

Thematic Set
Painting: Figurative (Portraits Main Page)
Subject: Demo Rinpoche Details (HAR 578)
Tradition: Gelug Teachers (Paintings)
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Painting Gallery III
Painting Style: Beijing/Chengde/Yonghegong Style
Region: China

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