Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Karmapa

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 2307)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1500 - 1599
Lineages Kagyu, Karma (Kagyu) and Buddhist
Material Metal
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Interpretation / Description

Karmapa possibly(?).

There are three Karmapas that are frequently depicted with the right hand over the knee and the left hand holding a jewel in the lap: 4th Gyalwa Karmapa, Rolpai Dorje (1340-1383). 5th Gyalwa Karmapa, Deshin Shegpa (1384-1415). 11th Gyalwa Karmapa, Yeshe Dorje (1675-1702).

The face appears to be too old for the 5th or the 11th Karmapa.

Jeff Watt 2-1017

Secondary Images
Related Items
Thematic Sets
Teacher: Karmapa (Sculpture & Iconography)
Sculpture: Kagyu (Portraits of the Masters)
Teacher: Karmapa (Unidentified Figures)
Incarnation Lineage: Gyalwa Karmapa Main Page
Collection: Portraits of the Masters