|Date Range||1600 - 1699|
|Lineages||Sakya and Buddhist|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment, Gold Background on Cotton|
Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyaltsen Pal Zangpo (1182-1251): accompanied by important philosophical Buddhist teachers of India and students.
At the top center is Heruka Vajrakila with one face and two hands. At the bottom center is Guru Dragpo. On the left is the white female guardian Gauri and on the left Marajit.
An inscription in Tibetan language on the back reads 'right first' which means this composition is part of a larger set of paintings. The Sakya Pandita is hung as the first painting on the proper right of the central or main painting. Each subsequent painting alternates outward from the center painting.
No other compositions from this set are currently known.
Jeff Watt 7-2013
Front of Painting
English Translation of Inscription: [Name inscriptions for each figure]