Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Marpa Chokyi Lodro

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 3313765)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Kagyu
Size 67x46.50cm (26.38x18.31in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Museum der Kulturen, Basel
Catalogue # acc. #W.lld13765.R0017
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Lay Person

Gender: Male

TBRC: bdr:P2636

Interpretation / Description

This painting has been identified as Marpa Chokyi Lodro while in the Essen Collection, Germany. This identification has been maintained after moving to the Museum der Kulturen, Basel Switzerland.

Based on the iconography and the surrounding figures it is unlikely that this is in fact Marpa and more likely to be a Nyingma, Sakya, or Jonang Lama.

Mar pa Biographical Details

Jeff Watt 2-2009

Secondary Images
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Thematic Sets
Tradition: Kagyu Teachers (Paintings)
Teacher: Marpa Chokyi Lodro Main Page
Collection of Essen, Museum der Kulturen, Basel
Textile: Brocade Mounts (Examples)
Painting Set: Karma Kagyu Lineage (Sertreng, misc.)