Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Indian Teacher - Asanga

རྒྱ་གར་གྱི་མཁས་པ། མཁན་ཆེན། 印度的祖师
(item no. 182)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1400 - 1499
Lineages Sakya and Buddhist
Size 45.72x38.10cm (18x15in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# P1995.20.3
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Monastic

Gender: Male

TBRC: P6117

Interpretation / Description

Asanga and Vasubandhu accompanied by the early Yogachara lineage teachers descending through the Sakya Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. The identification of the two central figures is not confirmed and this is just a best guess at this time and from comparing the other figures in the composition. Based on the length of lineage teachers this painting can be dated to the late 15th early.

Numbered List:
- Asanga
- Vasubandhu
1. Maitreya (?)
2. Asanga
3. Vasubandhu
4. Indian teacher
5. Tibetan teacher
6. Tibetan teacher
7. Tibetan teacher
8. Sachen Kunga Nyingpo
9. Lobpon Sonam Tsemo
10. Jetsun Dragpa Gyaltsen
11. Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyaltsen
12. Chogyal Pagpa
13. Lineage teacher
14. Lineage teacher
15. Lineage teacher
16. Lineage teacher
17. Lineage teacher
18. Lineage teacher
19. Lineage teacher
A. Manjushri
B. Avalokiteshvara
C. Krodha Vajrapani
D. Bodhisattva figure
E. Simhanada Avalokiteshvara
F. Ushnishavijaya
G. Vaishravana Riding a Lion

Jeff Watt 8-2011

Secondary Images
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Thematic Sets
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Painting Gallery 6
Teacher: Two Main Figures (Composition)
Indian Scholar: Asanga Main Page