Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Tsongkapa

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 485)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Gelug
Size 66.04x43.82cm (26x17.25in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment, Fine Gold Line on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# F1996.23.1
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Monastic

Gender: Male

TBRC: P64

Interpretation / Description

Lobsang Dragpa, Lord Tsongkapa (1357-1419): founder of the Gelug School of Tibetan Buddhism, surrounded by life-story scenes - from a set of of fifteen paintings.

Tsongkapa Biographical Details

Jeff Watt 2-2011

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