Item: Teacher (Lama) - Pagmodrupa Dorje Gyalpo

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 65119)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1300 - 1399
Lineages Kagyu and Buddhist
Size 40.01x33.02cm (15.75x13in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc. #C2002.24.3
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Pagmodrupa Dorje Gyalpo (1110-1170): one of the three principal students of Gampopa, the founder of the Pagdru Kagyu School. Eight of his students went on to found eight further schools; Drigung, Taglung, Drugpa, Yamzang, Tropu, Martsang, Yelpa and the Shugseb. These became known as the Eight Smaller Schools of the Kagyu Tradition.

(See another painting of Pagmodrupa with an almost identical composition).

Jeff Watt, 8-2005

Front of Painting
English Translation of Inscription: (No inscriptions on the front).

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Exhibition Appearances
Exhibition: Mirror of the Buddha

Thematic Sets
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Painting Gallery I
Painting Style: Taglung
Teacher: Pagmodrubpa Dorje Gyalpo
Subject: Eight Siddhas In One Painting
Teachers: Early Paintings of Teachers
Teachers: Early Teachers (Left Facing)