Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Tsongkapa

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 4466)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Gelug and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Monastic

Gender: Male

TBRC: bdr:P64

Interpretation / Description

Tsongkapa, Life Story, based on the painting set of fifteen compositions designed by Jamyang Shepa (1648-1721/2). This set known as the Chittamani Garland Spreading the Buddha’s Teachings is composed of 153 narrative vignettes. This composition is #15 (left seventh) in the fifteen painting set. No other compositions from this set are currently identified. (See a comparable block print image and a painted version 60901).

Jeff Watt 5-2021

Front of Painting
English Translation of Inscription: left seventh.

Secondary Images
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Thematic Sets
Collection: Bonhams Paris (Painting. May, 2021)
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