Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Indian Teacher - Shakyashri

རྒྱ་གར་གྱི་མཁས་པ། མཁན་ཆེན། 印度的祖师
(item no. 142)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1600 - 1699
Lineages Sakya, Jonang (Sakya) and Buddhist
Size 58.42x43.18cm (23x17in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Shelley & Donald Rubin
Catalogue # acc.# P1995.11.7
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Monastic

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Shakyashri Bhadra: explaining the Buddhist teachings, performing the mudra (gesture) of explication with the right hand and the left holding a folio book. Wearing the orange patchwork robes of a fully ordained monk, the right arm remains bare according to the strict tradition of Shakyashri-bhadra. Atop the head is an orange pandita hat and the right leg pendant rests above a lotus cushion. The ornate throne is adorned with a canopy overhead decorated with three-part streamers. The back and foregrounds are filled with similar lama figures.

Jeff Watt 9-2000

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Subject: Jewels (Early Use as Offerings)
Indian Teacher: Shakyashri Bhadra
Subject: Jonangpa Tradition
Collection of Shelley & Donald Rubin