Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Situ Panchen 8, Chokyi Jungne

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 15135)
Origin Location Eastern Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Karma (Kagyu)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Shechen Archives - photographs
Painting School Karma Gardri
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Monastic

Gender: Male

TBRC: bdr:P956

Interpretation / Description

Chokyi Jungne, the 8th Situ Panchen (1700-1774): portrayed as the patron for the set of Avadana Kalpalata paintings, along with a written proclamation; the twenty-fifth and last painting in the Avadana series.

Si tu pa Biographical Details

With a regal appearance, the right hand is raised and the left holds a folio book in the lap. Wearing the orange and red patchwork robes of a fully ordained monk, the head is adorned with the orange vajra crown of the Situpas; emblazoned with three jewels, a crescent moon and sun. Engaged in various activities, many lamas, monks, artists and attendants fill the foreground. White Tara the patron meditational deity of Chokyi Jungne sits at the upper right.

Art Represented in Art: at the top left a large scroll has been inscribed with a proclamation by Situ Panchen Chokyi Jungn. At the lower left an artist draws a Buddha figure on a canvas.

Jeff Watt 11-2000

Related Items
Contents: Avadana List (Situ Panchen Set)
Publication: A History of Tibetan Painting

Thematic Sets
Tradition: Kagyu Teachers (Paintings)
Teacher: Tai Situ 8 Chokyi Jungne Main Page
Incarnation Lineage: Tai Situ Main Page
Painting Set: Avadana Composition (Situ Panchen Design) Main Page
Subject: Art Depicted in Art
Painting Style: Palpung - Teachers & Siddhas
Subject: Hats (Karma Kagyu)
Teacher: Tai Situ 8 Chokyi Jungne (Colophon Painting)
Collection of Shechen Archives: Gallery I
Painting Style: Palpung Monastery
Teacher: Situ Panchen (Avadana Set)