Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Taglung Tangpa Chenpo

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 1005)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1200 - 1299
Lineages Taklung (Kagyu)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Shelley & Donald Rubin
Catalogue # acc.# P2000.22.14
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Monastic

Gender: Male

TBRC: bdr:P2649

Interpretation / Description

Taglung Tangpa Chenpo (1142-1209/10): founder of Taglung Monastery (1180), central Tibet - north of Lhasa, the head monastery for the Taglungpa sub-lineage of the Kagyu School. (See HAR #11544).

Biographical Details

The central figure is surrounded by buddhas, lineage teachers and deities. Along the bottom from left to right are blue-black Humkara, red Vajravarahi, four-armed Chaturbhuja Mahakala, white Aparajita, Four-armed sow-faced red Vajravarahi and red Kurukulle.

Jeff Watt 4-2001

(For additional information see Notes on a Taglung Portrait by Jane Casey Singer).

Secondary Images
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Exhibition Appearances
Exhibition: Mirror of the Buddha

Thematic Sets
Subject: Lineage Paintings Main Page
Tradition: Kagyu Teachers (Paintings)
Buddhist Deity: Aparajita (Secondary Figure)
Tradition: Marpa/Dagpo Kagyu Main Page
Teacher: Taglung Tangpa Chenpo Page
Collection of Shelley & Donald Rubin
Tradition: Taglung Kagyu Main Page
Teachers: Early Paintings of Teachers (Indian Style)
Teachers: Early Teachers (Front Facing)
Painting: Early Works Main Page
Collection of Shelley & Donald Rubin (Masterworks)
Subject: Lineage Paintings - Asymmetrical
Teachers: Early Teachers (Single Figures)