Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama)

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 65572)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Bon
Material Metal
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Interpretation / Description

Rinchen Gyaltsen, Menri Tridzin: the 2nd Throne Holder of Menri Monastery (1415-1446), seat of the Bon religion. Tashi Menri Monastery was founded by Nyamme Sherab Gyaltsen in 1405 and his main student was Rinchen Gyaltsen.

Jeff Watt 10-2005

Tibetan Printed Script (Uchen)
English Transliteration: Lengthy inscription on the back and the bottom is marked with a swastika.

Secondary Images
Related Items
Exhibition Appearances
Exhibition: Bon, The Magic Word (RMA 2007)

Thematic Sets
Subject: Bon Shirts (Left Folding)
Collection of RMA: Selected Sculpture
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Bon Artworks
Bon Teachers Main Page