Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Pagmodrupa Dorje Gyalpo

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 65461)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1200 - 1299
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: bdr:P127

Interpretation / Description

Pagmodrupa Dorje Gyalpo (1110-1170). (See Pagmodrubpa Main Page).

Pagmodrubpa was 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).

Secondary Images
Related Items
Exhibition Appearances
Exhibition: Mirror of the Buddha

Publication: Selection of Works - Painting (RMA)

Thematic Sets
Tibet: Densatil Monastery
Teachers: Early Paintings of Teachers (Indian Style)
Teachers: Early Teachers (Left Facing)
Tradition: Marpa/Dagpo Kagyu Main Page
Subject: Composition - Registers
Teachers: Early Teachers (Single Figures)
Painting: Composition Types
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art (RMA): Main Page
Painting Style: Indian Style Painting (In Tibet)
Video: Art History (YouTube)
Painting: Styles of Painting
Teacher: Pagmodrubpa Dorje Gyalpo
Subject: Eight Siddhas In One Painting
Painting Style: Examples
Tradition: Pagdru Kagyu Page
Collection of RMA: Best of Collection 1
Teacher: Pagmodrubpa Masterworks
Collection of RMA: Painting Masterworks Page
Collection of RMA: Persons Masterworks
Painting: Art Topics
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Painting Main Page
Collection of Jourdan-Barry