Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Indian Teacher - Shantarakshita

རྒྱ་གར་གྱི་མཁས་པ། མཁན་ཆེན། 印度的祖师
(item no. 65798)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Gelug and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # The former collection of Mr. & Mrs. Warren Wilds
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Monastic

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Shantarakshita, 8th century.

Art Represented in Art: at the bottom left is Shakyamuni Buddha representing the famous sculptural image in the Jowo Lhakang Temple in Lhasa, Tibet. The figure of the Buddha is also identifiable by the conch shell depicted at the heart of the image. (See a page of detail images).

Jeff Watt 8-2010

Front of Painting
English Translation of Inscription: Inscriptions accompany each narrative vignette.

Reverse of Painting
English Translation of Inscription: Top of brocade mount: right eight.

Special Features: (Printed script (Uchen), includes "Om Ah Hum" inscription)

Secondary Images
Related Items
Publication: Selection of Works - Painting (RMA)
HAR: Jeff Watt - Profile

Thematic Sets
Subject: Life Story Paintings (Subjects)
Indian Scholar: Shantarakshita
Subject: Art Depicted in Art (Sculpture - All Images)
Subject: Art Depicted in Art (Paintings of Known Sculpture)
Subject: Painting Inscriptions, Back, Stick
Tibet: Samye Monastery Main Page
Subject: Monastic Shirt (Blue)
Subject: Painting Inscriptions, Back, Direction Notations
RMA: How or Why an Object was Acquired
Collection of RMA: Best of Collection 2
Subject: Art Depicted in Art
Painting Set: Lamrim Lineage Teachers
Collection of RMA: Painting Masterworks Page
Collection of RMA: Persons Masterworks
Artist: Unknown Artist (Lamrim/Panchen)
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Painting Gallery 4
Subject: Hats (Nyingma)
Subject: Inscriptions Main Page (Painting)
Subject: Abbot, Acharya and Dharma [King]