Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Karmapa 7, Chodrag Gyatso

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 423)
Origin Location Eastern Tibet
Date Range 1500 - 1599
Lineages Karma (Kagyu)
Size 67.31x55.88cm (26.50x22in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment, Fine Gold Line on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# F1996.8.1
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

TBRC: bdr:P821

Interpretation / Description

Chodrag Gyatso, the 7th Karmapa (1454-1506): with the hands held at the heart performing the mudra (gesture) of teaching and the head crowned with the black vajra hat. Buddhas, deities and lineage teachers adorn the top and bottom.

Kar ma pa Biographical Details

Jeff Watt 1-2002

Secondary Images
Related Items
Publication: Tibet: Tradition & Change

Thematic Sets
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Painting Gallery 2
Tradition: Kagyu Teachers (Paintings)
Teacher: Two Main Figures (Composition)
Incarnation Lineage: Gyalwa Karmapa Main Page
Painting Set: Karmapa (Set 13)
Painting Set: Karma Kagyu Lineage (Sertreng, misc.)
Teacher: Karmapa 7th, Chodrag Gyatso
Subject: Karmapa (Black Hat Development)