|Date Range||1600 - 1699|
|Lineages||Jonang (Sakya) and Buddhist|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton|
Taranata, Kunga Nyingpo (1575-1634 [P1428]). This is the main painting (center) from a set of paintings either depicting the previous incarnations of Jonang Taranata, or a series of paintings depicting the Jonang Tradition of teachers. (Read a short biography of Taranata).
In the lower composition are the two principal wisdom protectors of the Jonang tradition. At the bottom left is Panjarnata Mahakala. On the right side is Shri Devi Dudsolma with one face and four arms, riding atop a donkey. Between the two protectors are the Seven Jewels of Royal Power.
The two elders, central figure and two meditational deities have name inscriptions written in Tibetan printed script. There are also two lengthy inscriptions to the right and left sides of the Seven Jewels.
Jeff Watt 1-2015 [updated 8-2017]