|Date Range||1400 - 1499|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton|
|Collection||Rubin Museum of Art|
|Catalogue #||acc.# F1997.31.14|
Lama Tsongkapa (1357-1419): founder of the Gelug School of Tibetan Buddhism, with the two principal students, Gyaltsab on the left and Khedrub on the right.
At the top center is the buddha Shakyamuni accompanied by two bodhisattvas, Maitreya to the left and Manjushri on the right. The lineage teachers following to the viewer's left represent the Yogacharya tradition of Buddhist philosophy and the lineage teachers on the right represent the Madyamaka 'middle way' tradition. At the front of the lion supported throne is the meditational deity Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja.
Jeff Watt 2-2001
Tradition: Gelug Teachers (Paintings)
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Painting Gallery 3
Teacher: Tsongkapa (Early Paintings, 15/16th Century)
Teacher: Tsongkhapa Main Page
Subject: Lineage Paintings - Dual
Teacher: Tsongkapa (Yogachara & Madhyamaka Lineages)