Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Dorje Pal

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 120)
Origin Location Central Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Gelug
Size 64.77x39.37cm (25.50x15.50in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# F1997.9.1
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

TBRC: P1454

Interpretation / Description

Yungdron Dorje Pal (b.1284): one of the principal disciples of Buton Rinchen Drup.

Panchen Lama Biographical Details

With a fierce expression, holding upraised in the right hand a 'kila' dagger, he holds in the left extended outward a skullcup offered to the mouth of a wrathful red deity. Wearing the orange and red robes of a monk he also wears the red pandita hat of a scholar; seated in a relaxed posture atop a tiger skin.

At the top left is the wrathful tutelary deity Rakta Yamari standing atop a buffalo. At the right side, within a sphere of blue light, a lama wearing monastic robes and a pandita hat reads from a folio text. At the lower left are three seated monks and on the right is the wrathful wisdom protector Mahakala 'Gonpo Legden.'

This painting is from a series of portaits of the lives of the Panchen Lamas.

Jeff Watt 9-2000

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