Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Chatangwa Pema Dorje

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 156)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1600 - 1699
Lineages Drukpa (Kagyu) and Buddhist
Size 93.98x68.58cm (37x27in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Shelley & Donald Rubin
Catalogue # acc.# P1994.10.10
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Interpretation / Description

Pema Dorje, Chatangwa (15th century) of the Chal Lineage and Tarpa Ling Monastery. He was a teacher from the lineage of the Rechung Nyan Gyu Cycle of Tantric practice.

At the bottom center is an unidentified donor figure with two attendants. At the far left is the meditational deity Chakrasamvara and to the right the mountain goddess Tseringma riding a lion. At the right side of the composition is Panjara Mahakala according to the tradition of Nagarjuna and Ngogton. Slightly to the left is the wrathful female deity Chandika, red in colour, with one face and four hands.

Jeff Watt 11-2000

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Thematic Sets
Tradition: Kagyu Teachers (Paintings)
Painting Set: Rechung Nyan Gyu Lineage
Collection of Shelley & Donald Rubin
Tibet: Painting (West Tibet)
Collection of Shelley & Donald Rubin (Teachers)
Subject: Lineage Paintings - Alternating