Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Jamgon Kongtrul

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 65265)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Kagyu and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Monastic

Gender: Male

TBRC: P264

Interpretation / Description

Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye (1813-1899): a central pillar of the Rime movement of 19th century Eastern Tibet.

Jamgon Kongtrul Biographical Details

At the top left is the primordial Buddha Vajradhara, blue in colur with one face and two hands crossed at the heart. At the right side is the Five Deity Jinasagara Avalokiteshvara, red, with four hands, surrounded by four retinue figures: Hayagriva, Guhya Jnana Dakini, Padmasambhava and Bernagchen Mahakala. Below that is Jamyang Kyentse Wangpo holding a vajra and bell, wearing monastic robes and a pandita hat. Again below that is Dechen Chogyur Lingpa holding a vajra and skullcup, a lotus hat, and the garb of a layman. At the bottom left is Shadbhuja Mahakala with six hands.

Jeff Watt 2-2006

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