Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyaltsen

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 23385)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Sakya, Gelug and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Monastic

Gender: Male

TBRC: P1056

Interpretation / Description

Sakya Pandita, Kunga Gyaltsen Pal Zangpo (1182-1251), the sixth throne holder of Sakya, debating with the Indian Tirtika Harinanda. Painted from a famous set of blockprints portraying the lives of the Panchen Lamas. (See all wood block print images of Sakya Pandita from the Panchen Lama incarnation set).

For a full explanation of the subject of the composition and context see HAR #356.

Jeff Watt 6-2014

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Teacher: Sakya Pandita, Kunga Gyaltsen
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Subject: Art Depicted in Art (Paintings of Known Sculpture)
Incarnation Lineage: Panchen Lama (Nartang Style Composition)