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
Publications
Publication: Selection of Works - Painting (RMA)

Thematic Sets
Collection of RMA: Best of Collection 2
Subject: Art Depicted in Art
Painting Set: Lamrim Lineage Teachers
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: Painting Inscriptions, Back, Direction Notations
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Painting Gallery IV
Subject: Abbot, Acharya and Dharma [King]