Item: Teacher (Lama) - Demo Rinpoche

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 578)
Origin Location China
Date Range 1600 - 1699
Lineages Gelug and Buddhist
Size 251.46x157.48cm (99x62in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment, Fine Gold Line on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# F1997.45.2
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Monastic

Gender: Male

TBRC: P1787

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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Exhibition Appearances
Exhibition: Big!

Publication: Selection of Works - Painting (RMA)

Thematic Sets
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
Subject: Layered Deities & Figures
Region: China