Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Dalai Lama

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 65852)
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

Dromton accompanied by Lha'i Gyalpo above and Lha Totori Nyanshal below. (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. Dromtonpa
2. Lha'i gyalpo
3. Lha Totori Nyanshal

Jeff Watt 1-2010

Secondary Images

View other items in the Thematic Set: Painting Set: Dalai Lama Incarnations (Kazi Lhazo)