Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Tonpa Shenrab (Founder of Bon) - Life Story

སྟོན་པ་གཤེན་རབ། བོན་ལུགས་སྲོལ་གཏོད་པ། 敦巴辛绕传记(苯教开创人)
(item no. 200022)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Bon
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc. #P1999.22.7
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Tritsug Gyalwa, the enlightened form of Tonpa Shenrab, surrounded by life-story scenes accompanied by Tibetan inscriptions written with gold lettering.

Jeff Watt & Lee Hartline 1-2000

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Publication: Selection of Works - Painting (RMA)

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Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Bon Artworks
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Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Painting Gallery 9
Bon: Tonpa Shenrab - Life Story Set (Hahn Vol.5)
Exhibition: Bon, The Magic Word (RMA 2007)
Painting Style: Bon Art in Amdo
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