Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Tonpa Shenrab (Founder of Bon) - Tritsug Gyalwa

སྟོན་པ་གཤེན་རབ། བོན་ལུགས་སྲོལ་གཏོད་པ། 敦巴辛绕传记(苯教开创人)
(item no. 200027)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1600 - 1699
Lineages Bon
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# F1997.17.21
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Tritsug Gyalwa, Tonpa Shenrab the founder of Yungdrung Bon, in the form of an Enlightened Conqueror, with his two sons and two main disciples standing at the side, surrounded by numerous other monastic disciples.

Calm in expression, gazing forward in a manner of meditation, the right hand is extended across the knee with the fingers touching the earth. The left hand placed in the lap performs the gesture of meditation. Adorned with the signs of a superior being he has the

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