Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Tsongkapa

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 2164)
Origin Location Tibet
Lineages Gelug and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Monastic

Gender: Male

TBRC: bdr:P64

Interpretation / Description

Lama Tsongkapa (1357-1419): founder of the Gelugpa School, surrounded by various biographical scenes, with the bodhisattva Manjushri above. This composition is #4 (right second) in the fifteen painting set (block print set) depicting the life story of Je Tsongkapa Lobzang Dragpa. (See the block print set)

Jeff Watt 2-2017

Front of Painting
English Translation of Inscription: [Numerous inscriptions narrating the life story of Tsongkapa]

Secondary Images
Related Items
Thematic Sets
Collection: Jongen-Schleiper (Paintings)
Collection: Bonhams London (Teachers)
Collection: Bonhams London (Inscriptions)
Teacher: Tsongkapa Life Story (Painting #4)
Teacher: Tsongkapa Life Story Main Page
Teacher: Tsongkhapa Main Page
Tradition: Gelug Teachers (Paintings)