Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Tsongkapa

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 38)
Origin Location Central Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Gelug
Size 118.11x66.04cm (46.50x26in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# F1997.1.4
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Monastic

Gender: Male

TBRC: P64

Interpretation / Description

Lama Tsongkapa (1357-1419): founder of the Gelugpa School, surrounded by various biographical scenes, with the bodhisattva Manjushri above.

Tsongkapa Biographical Details

Jeff Watt 9-2000

Reverse of Painting
Special Features: (includes "Om Ah Hum" inscription)

Secondary Images
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Painting Style: Men-ri (New)
Tibet: Amdo, Paintings (East Tibet)
Subject: Narrative Sets, Central Figure
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