Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Panchen Lama 1 (4), Lobzang Chokyi Gyaltsen

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 30634)
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: P719

Interpretation / Description

Lobzang Chokyi Gyaltsen, 1st Panchen Lama (1570-1662).

Lobzang Chokyi Gyaltsen (1570-1662), 1st Panchen Lama, Iconography: [1] Chokyi Gyaltsen wears monastic attire and a type of pandita hat. At the top right is [2] Kedrup Chenpo Sanggye Yeshe. At the top left is [3] White Chakrasamvara according to the tradition of Tsongkapa. At the middle right is [4] Maitreya holding a water flask. At the bottom right is [5] Begtse Chen. At the bottom left is [5] Vaishravana Riding a Lion.

The Vajradhara and siddha figure at the top center do not conform to the standard Nartang block print set. The landscape scene at the upper and middle right is detailed, verdant and quiescent with a small figure of Milarepa seen in the very distance seated on a hilltop. At the bottom left are the Seven Jewels of Royalty all huddled together.

Jeff Watt 7-2013

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