Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Architecture - Palace

མཆོད་རྟེན། ཁང་བཟོ་རིག་པ། 建筑学
(item no. 65848)
Origin Location Mongolia
Date Range 1900 - 1959
Lineages Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Object/Concept

Interpretation / Description

Lhasa Cityscape. (See HAR #12625).

At the center of the composition is the Potala Palace built in the mid 17th century. At the top left is Drepung Monastery and on the right is Sera Monastery. At the bottom right is the town of Lhasa with the Lhasa Tsuglakang Cathedral at the center. At the bottom left is Sangpu Neutog (gsang phu ne'u thog dgon pa). At the middle left side is the small image of the stupa gate, the entrance to Lhasa from the west side. On the hill to the left of the gate is Chakpori with the Lhasa medical college situated at the very top.

Numbered Image:
1. Potala Palace
2. Stupa Gate
3. Chagpori Medical College
4. Drepung Monastery
5. Sera Monastery
6. Lhukang Temple (?)
7. Lhasa Barkor and Cathedral (Jokhang)
8. Sangpu Neutog Monastery

Jeff Watt 5-2009

Secondary Images
Related Items
Exhibition Appearances
Exhibition: Faith & Empire - Art & Politics in Tibetan Buddhism

Thematic Sets
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Painting Gallery 4
Painting Main Page: Painting & Composition (Flat Art)
Subject: Pilgrimage Sites (Town)
Tibet: Lhasa, Cityscape Paintings Page
Subject: Site Locations - Mountains, Cityscapes & Temples
Exhibition: The Art of Tibetan Medicine
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Mongolia
Subject: Pilgrimage Art (Tourist & Souvenir Art)