|Origin Location||Central Tibet|
|Date Range||1500 - 1599|
|Lineages||Sakya and Ngor (Sakya)|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton|
|Collection||Rubin Museum of Art|
|Catalogue #||acc.# P1996.13.1|
Buddhashri (1339-1419. Tibetan: sang gye pal): surrounded by the lineage teachers of the Yogachara tradition of the Bodhisattva ordination, made famous in India by the two brothers Asanga and Vasubhandu. Buddhashri was also the principal teacher of Ngorchen Kunga Zangpo, the founder of the Ngor sub-school of Sakya.
In the middle of the bottom register are Sita Prajnaparamita and Sita Vajravarahi, both white in colour and functioning as Wisdom Deities with the purpose of increasing wisdom and knowledge in the practitioner.
The painting was commissioned by Lhachog Sengge (1468-1535) and the artist's name was Dorje Tsetan.
Jeff Watt 4-2001
Front of Painting
Wylie Transliteration of Inscription: grub pa'i dbang phug budha' shri' sems tsam lugs kyi brgyud pa dang bcas pa'i zhabs kyi padmo la. bdag sha' kya' dge slong lha mchog seng ge phag 'tshal zhing skyabs su 'chio. skye ba dang tshe rab kun du rjes su bzung du gsol. pir 'dzin dbang po rdo rje tshe brtan yin. man ga lam.