Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Kunga Namgyal (Dzongpa)

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 65097)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1600 - 1699
Lineages Sakya
Size 66.04x44.45cm (26x17.50in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc. #C2002.14.1
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

TBRC: P3183

Interpretation / Description

Gongkar Dorje Den, Kunga Namgyal: founder of the Dzongpa Tradition of Sakya. (Inscription reads 'Right 11th').

At the top left is Chamling Panchen Sonam Namgyal (byams gling pan chen bsod nams rnam rgyal, 1401-1475). He belonged to the Kadam and Gandenpa Traditions and was a teacher of Shakya Chogden and Kunga Namgyal.

At the upper right side is Dragtogpa Sonam Zangpo (brag thog pa bsod nams bzang po, 14/15th century).

Jeff Watt 4-2014

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