Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Tsongkapa

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 65845)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Gelug and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Monastic

Gender: Male

TBRC: bdr:P64

Interpretation / Description

Tsongkapa surrounded by life-story narrative scenes. At the top is the Red Fort of Songtsen Gampo and at the bottom is the Lhasa Cathedral, Tsuglhakang (Jowo Lhakang). This painting belongs to a set of unknown number and does not conform to the standard set composition created by Jamyang Shepa in the early 1700s. (This painting has no brocade mount).

Jeff Watt 2-2009

Front of Painting
English Translation of Inscription: [Extensive inscriptions on the front]

Reverse of Painting
English Translation of Inscription: There are no inscriptions on the back.

Secondary Images
Related Items
Subject: Narrative Art Main Page

Thematic Sets
Collection of RMA: Persons Masterworks
Teacher: Tsongkapa Art History
Teacher: Tsongkapa Life Story Painting Sets
Teacher: Tsongkapa Life Story Paintings (Masterworks)
Teacher: Tsongkapa (Masterworks)
Subject: Narrative Sets, Side Figure
Teacher: Tsongkapa Life Story (Masterworks)
Tradition: Gelug Art History & Iconography
Teacher: Tsongkapa Life Story Main Page
Teacher: Tsongkapa Life Story (asymmetrical)
Painting Sets: Main Page