Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Go Lotsawa Khugpa Lhatse

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 30631)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Gelug and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Monastic

Gender: Male

TBRC: P3458

Interpretation / Description

Go Lotsawa Kugpa Lhatse (11th century).

Go Lotsawa (11th century) Iconography: [1] Go lotsawa Kugpa Lhatse wears monastic robes and a pandita hat. At the top left is [2] Jowo Atisha. At the top right is [3] Heruka Akshobhyavajra Guhysamaja. A the bottom left is [4] Kartaridhara Mahakala.

The characteristics that stand apart for this composition are the Guhyasamaja in full form, the small narrative scenes full of monks, caves, and hermitages from the top left all thee way down to the lower right, along with the small yogi figure behind the head of Go Lotsawa.

Jeff Watt 7-2013

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