Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Architecture - Palace

མཆོད་རྟེན། ཁང་བཟོ་རིག་པ། 建筑学
(item no. 77600)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Buddhist
Size 184x135.40cm (72.44x53.31in)
Material Ground: Cotton
Collection Royal Ontario Museum
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Object/Concept

Interpretation / Description

Potala Palace and the City of Lhasa.

At the top left corner is Drepung Monastery. Below that is the Stupa Gate on the west side of the Potala. In the center of the composition is the Potala Palace. At the lower right is the large square Lhasa Cathedral (tsuglakang) housing the famous Jowo Shakyamuni Buddha sculpture in the Jokhang temple. At the far lower right is the three storied Ramoche Temple. At the middle far right is the Lhukhang Temple situated in a small enclosed lake. The top central and right monasteries are possibly Sera and Ganden.

Numbered Image, Greyscale:
1. Potala Palace
2. Sera Monastery
3. Ganden Monastery
4. Lhukang Temple
5. Ramoche Temple
6. Lhasa Cathedral (Jokang)
7. Stupa Gate, Western entrance to Lhasa
8. Chagpori Medical College

Jeff Watt 5-2009

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Painting Type: Landscape Format & Subject
Collection of Royal Ontario Museum: Paintings - Masterworks
Collection of Royal Ontario Museum: Paintings
Subject: Pilgrimage Sites (Town)
Tibet: Lhasa, Cityscape Paintings
Subject: Cityscapes (Masterworks)
Subject: Cityscapes, Monasteries & Pilgrimage Sites
Tibet: Lhasa Main Page