Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Chogyal Pagpa

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 31214)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1500 - 1599
Lineages Sakya, Ngor (Sakya) and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Monastic

Gender: Male

TBRC: P1048

Interpretation / Description

Chogyal Pagpa (1235-1280 [p1048]) and Shangton Konchog Pal (1240-1308 [p1062]). The composition is part of a series of paintings depicting the Margapala (lamdre) Lineage of teachers.

In the top two registers and descending down the sides are the lineage teachers for the Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja cycle of initiation and teachings.

Along the bottom are ten Taras from the set of Twenty-one according to the lineage of the Kashmiri mahasiddha Suryagupta based on the Tantra of the Twenty-one Praises.

Jeff Watt 2-2014

Secondary Images
Related Items
Thematic Sets
Teacher: Chogyal Pagpa Main Page
Collection: Tamashige Tibet Collection
Subject: Margapala Lineage Paintings (Sakya)
Subject: Margapala Sets (Two Figures)
Painting Set: Margapala [24] (RMA/Tamashige)