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: 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).

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
Teachers: Early Teachers (Left Facing)
Tradition: Marpa/Dagpo Kagyu Main Page
Subject: Composition - Registers
Painting: Composition Types
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art (RMA): Main Page
Painting Style: Indian Style Painting (Pagdru & Taglung Subjects)
Video: Art History (YouTube)
Painting: Styles of Painting
Teacher: Pagmodrubpa Dorje Gyalpo
Subject: Eight Siddhas In One Painting
Painting Style: Examples
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