Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Dalai Lama

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 65850)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Gelug and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Interpretation / Description

Yontan Gyatso, the 4th Dalai Lama accompanied by Shang Yudragpa, Lhaje Gewabum and Panchen Padmavajra. (See a page of detail images).

The seven painting set depicts the previous incarnations of Dalai Lamas along with the post 5th Dalai Lama incarnations up to and including the 9th Dalai Lama. The central painting depicts Ngagwang Lobzang Gyatso (1617-1682), the 5th Dalai Lama, with three paintings to either side. It is most probable based on the last Dalai Lama depicted that the paintings were done between 1810 and 1823 prior to the official selection and enthronement of the 10th Dalai Lama.

Numbered List:
1. Yontan Gyatso, 4th Dalai Lama
2. Shang Yudragpa
3. Lhaje Gewabum
4. Panchen Padmavajra

Jeff Watt 1-2010

Secondary Images
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Subject: Hats (Flat Folded Pandita Hat)
Teacher: Dalai Lama IV, Yonten Gyatso
Painting Set: Dalai Lama Incarnations (Kazi Lhazo)