Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Tsongkapa

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 65645)
Origin Location Himalayan Region
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Gelug and Buddhist
Material Metal
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Monastic

Gender: Male

TBRC: bdr:P64

Interpretation / Description

Tsongkapa metal cast sculpture mold - front and back. Also see the clay sculpture produced from the mold.

"Great treasure of impartial compassion, Avalokiteshvara,
Powerful stainless omniscience, Manjushri,
Completely subduing all demons, Lord of Secrets,
The crown ornament of scholars in the Land of Snows, Tsongkapa,
Homage and praise to the feet of Lobsang Dragpa."

An additional inscription reads: "May the Yellow Hat tradition live long and the victory standard be firmly established." Virtuous!

Jeff Watt 6-2002

English Transliteration: The Four-line prayer to Lama Tsongkapa.

Reverse of Sculpture
Om Ah Hum inscription

Secondary Images
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Thematic Sets
Teacher: Tsongkhapa Main Page
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Sculpture (Gallery 2)
Sculpture: Metal Molds Main Page
Teacher: Tsongkapa (Sculpture)
Collection of RMA: Best of Collection 3
Teacher: Tsongkapa Mold & Sculpture
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Mongolia