Item: Tonpa Shenrab (Founder of Bon) - Life Story

སྟོན་པ་གཤེན་རབ། བོན་ལུགས་སྲོལ་གཏོད་པ། 敦巴辛绕传记(苯教开创人)
(item no. 200019)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Bon
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc. #P1999.22.4
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Tritsug Gyalwa, the enlightened form of Tonpa Shenrab, surrounded by life-story scenes accompanied by Tibetan inscriptions written with gold lettering.

Jeff Watt & Lee Hartline 1-2000

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Exhibition Appearances
Exhibition: Bon, The Magic Word (RMA 2007)

Thematic Sets
Bon: Tonpa Shenrab - Life Story (Main Page)
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Bon Artworks
Bon Artworks (All)
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Painting Gallery IX
Bon: Tonpa Shenrab - Life Story Set 2

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