Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Karmapa 15, Kakyab Dorje

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 41029)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1900 - 1959
Lineages Karma (Kagyu) and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

TBRC: P563

Interpretation / Description

Kakyab Dorje, 15th Gyalwa Karmapa (1870/71-1921/22).

At the top center is Vajradhara Buddha with Tilopa and Naropa on the proper right and left. Slightly below is Marpa Chokyi Lodro with Milarepa on the proper right and Gampopa on the left. Below that is Jamgon Kongtrul and Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo.

At the bottom center is the meditational deity Vajrakila. At one side the mountain goddess Tseringma rides a white snow lion. On the other side Achi Chokyi Drolma rides a horse.

Jeff Watt 7-2014

Secondary Images
Related Items
Thematic Sets
Subject: Sword & Book (Teachers)
Incarnation Lineage: Gyalwa Karmapa Main Page
Teacher: Karmapa Khakhyab Dorje, 15th (Lama)