Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Chogyur Lingpa

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 65670)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Lay Person

Gender: Male

TBRC: bdr:P564

Interpretation / Description

Choggyur Lingpa depicted on the front of the painting with handprints on the reverse of the painting.

Choggyur Lingpa (1829-1870) was a Terton, treasure revealer, in the 19th century and descended from the hereditary Baram Kagyu line. He was also a contemporary and friend to both Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye and Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo. He discovered many termas that are still popular within the Kagyu and Nyingma Traditions. (See a short biography of Choggyur Lingpa).

Jeff Watt 10-2008

Secondary Images
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Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Painting Gallery 4
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