Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Kuyalwa Rinchen Gonpo

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 18344)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1200 - 1299
Lineages Kagyu, Taklung (Kagyu) and Buddhist
Material Ground: Cotton
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Monastic

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Kuyalwa Rinchen Gonpo (1191-1236 [p1784]) and Sanggye Yarjon (1203-1272 [p1818]).

Along the top registe are Vajradhara, Tilopa, Naropa, Marpa, Milarepa, Gampopa and Pagmodrubpa. Slightly below Vajradhara on the left is a small figure of Vajrasattva. Slightly below Pagmodrubpa is Medicine Buddha, blue in colour, supporting a black begging bowl with the left hand. At the top center seated beneath Marpa is Taglung Tangpa Chenpo.

At the center of the composition are, on the left, Kuyalwa Rinchen Gonpo and on the right side, Sanggye Yarjon.

Along the bottom beginning on the left side are Mahakala, Heruka, Aparajita, Vajrayogini, Vajravarahi, and Kurukulla.

Jeff Watt 12-2017

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