Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Panchen Lama 3, Lobzang Palden Yeshe

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 1057)
Origin Location China
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Gelug
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Monastic

Gender: Male

TBRC: P168

Interpretation / Description

Lobzang Palden Yeshe, the 3rd Panchen Lama (1738-1780).

Surrounding the central figure are the previous Panchen Lama incarnations descending from Amitabha Buddha on the right and left side of the 'torana' throne back.

At the top center is the 7th Dalai Lama with Vajrabhairava, Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja Chaturbhuja Lokeshvara and Ushnishavijaya on the left and Mahachakra Vajrapani, Chakrasamvara, Manjushri and Sitatapatra on the right.

Left of the throne is Chaturbhuja Mahakala and on the right Vaishravana Riding a Lion. In front and at either side are Shadbhuja Mahakala, Green Tara and White Tara.

Along the bottom beginning on the left is Begtse Chen, Yama Dharmaraja, Shri Devi Magzor Gyalmo and Pal Lhamo (Lakshmi).

Jeff Watt 5-2001

Numbered Image (Yellow):
1. Dalai Lama
2. Vajrabhairava
3. Mahachakra Vajrapani
4. Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja
5. Chakrasamvara
6. Chaturbhuja Avalokiteshvara
7. Manjushri
8. Ushnishavijaya
9. Sitatapatra
10. Green Tara
11. White Tara
12. Shadbhuja Mahakala
13. Chaturbhuja Mahakala
14. Vaishravana Riding a Lion
15. Yama Dharmaraja
16. Shri Devi Magzor Gyalmo
17. Begtse Chen
18. Shri Lakshmi

Panchen Lama Incarnations (Blue):
1. Amitabha Buddha
2. Subhuti
3. Yashas
4. Bhavaviveka
5. Abhayakaragupta
6. Go Lotsawa
7. Sakya Pandita
8. Yungton Dorje Pal
9. Khedrub Geleg Pal Zangpo
10. Sonam Choglang
11. Ensapa Lobzang Dondrub
12. Lobzang Chokyi Gyaltsen (1570-1662)
13. Lobzang Yeshe (1663-1737)
14. Lobzang Palden Yeshe (1738-1780)

Secondary Images
Related Items
Thematic Sets
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Main Page (Gallery 1)
Painting Style: Qianlong Period Painting Style
Incarnation Lineage: Panchen Lama (Masterworks)
Incarnation Lineage: Panchen Lama (Miscellaneous)
Incarnation Lineage: Panchen Lama (Single Composition Painting)
Subject: Greyscale - Figurative & General Composition
Teacher: Panchen Lama 3 (6), Lobzang Palden Yeshe
Incarnation Lineage: Panchen Lama Main Page