Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - (unidentified, male, monastic)

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 2203)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Drukpa (Kagyu) and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Monastic

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Ngagwang Zangpo (1546-1615 [P874]). It is very likely that this set of paintings was commissioned or painted by Drokun Gawa'i Shenyen ('gro kun dga' ba'i bshes gnyen) a 17th/18th century Drugpa Kagyu Lama from Eastern Tibet [TBRC P5051]. Gawa'i Shenyen claimed to be the rebirth of Ngagwang Zangpo.

Jeff Watt 2-2017

Reverse of Painting
English Translation of Inscription: Ye Dharma Formula: - Om ye dharma hetu prabhava hetum tesham tathagato hyavadat tesham cha yo nirodha evam vadi maha shramana svaha

Translation: "All phenomena arise from causes; Those causes have been taught by the Tathagata, And their cessation too has been proclaimed by the Great Shramana." (Rigpa Shedra translation).

Special Features: (Cursive script (Umay), is black, includes "Om Ah Hum" inscription)

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