Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - (unidentified, male, monastic)

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 109)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1500 - 1599
Lineages Sakya, Jonang (Sakya) and Buddhist
Size 88.90x78.74cm (35x31in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment, Fine Gold Line on Cotton
Collection Shelley & Donald Rubin
Catalogue # acc.# P1995.8.2
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Monastic

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Lama: wearing yellow and orange monastic robes and an orange pandita hat with his two hands performing the mudras (gestures) of the explication of the teachings.

At the top center is the tutelary deity Chakrasamvara with White Tara on the left and White Amitayus on the right. Various lamas, some with orange or red pandita hats, adorn the sides. At the bottom center is, the goddess of power, Kurukulle.

Jeff Watt 9-2000

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