Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Pagmodrupa Dorje Gyalpo

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 65119)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1200 - 1299
Lineages Kagyu and Buddhist
Size 40.01x33.02cm (15.75x13in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc. #C2002.24.3
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Monastic

Gender: Male

TBRC: bdr:P127

Interpretation / Description

Pagmodrupa Dorje Gyalpo (1110-1170): one of the three principal students of Gampopa, the founder of the Pagdru Kagyu School. Eight of his students went on to found eight further schools; Drigung, Taglung, Drugpa, Yamzang, Tropu, Martsang, Yelpa and the Shugseb. These became known as the Eight Smaller Schools of the Kagyu Tradition.

(See another painting of Pagmodrupa with an almost identical composition).

Jeff Watt, 8-2005

Front of Painting
English Translation of Inscription: (No inscriptions on the front).

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Exhibition Appearances
Exhibition: Mirror of the Buddha
Exhibition: RMA Masterworks, January 28th, 2021

Thematic Sets
Teachers: Early Paintings of Teachers (Indian Style)
Teachers: Early Teachers (Left Facing)
Collection of RMA: Persons Masterworks
Teacher: Pagmodrubpa Masterworks
Teachers: Early Teachers (Single Figures)
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art (RMA): Main Page
Teacher: Pagmodrubpa Dorje Gyalpo
Subject: Eight Siddhas In One Painting