Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Demo Rinpoche

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 578)
Origin Location China
Date Range 1600 - 1699
Lineages Gelug and Buddhist
Size 251.46x157.48cm (99x62in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment, Fine Gold Line on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# F1997.45.2
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Monastic

Gender: Male

TBRC: bdr:P1787

Interpretation / Description

4th Demo Rinpoche, Lhawang Geleg Gyaltsen (1631-1668). Demo Rinpoche was the most important teacher in the Chamdo area of east Tibet and accompanied the 5th Dalai Lama to Beijing in 1651. The inscriptions along each side of the central figure are verses of blessing composed by the 5th Dalai Lama. (See detail images). The two black and white images of the painting on Staten Island, New York, in the late 1920s and early 1930s are courtesy of the Jacque Marchais Museum of Staten Island.

Jeff Watt 4-2002, rev: 7-2007 [updated 10-2019]

Secondary Images
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Publication: Selection of Works - Painting (RMA)

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Exhibition: Big!
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Subject: Demo Rinpoche Details (HAR 578)
Subject: Shrine, Buddhist
Tradition: Gelug Teachers (Paintings)
Collection of RMA: Historically Important Works
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Painting Gallery 3
Subject: Inscriptions (Historical Information)
Subject: Layered Deities & Figures
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Collection of RMA: Persons Masterworks
Collection of RMA: China (Painting Masterworks)
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