Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Dalai Lama V, Ngagwang Lobzang Gyatso

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 65853)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Gelug and Buddhist
Material Ground: Cotton
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Monastic

Gender: Male


Interpretation / Description

Ngagwang Lobzang Gyatso (1617-1682), 5th Dalai Lama: as the centerpiece of a seven painting set depicting the previous incarnations of Dalai Lamas along with the post 5th Dalai Lama incarnations up to and including the 9th Dalai Lama. 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. (See a page of detail images).

Directly above the central figure of the 5th Dalai Lama is Avalokteshvara painted bright gold. At the top seated on clouds are the 6th through 9th Dalai Lamas.

Numbered List:
1. Ngagwang Lobzang Gyatso, 5th Dalai lama (1617-1682)
2. Avalokiteshvara
3. Tsangyang Gyatso, 6th Dalai Lama (1683-1706/1746)
4. Kalsang Gyatso, 7th Dalai Lama (1708-1757)
5. Jampal Gyatso, 8th Dalai Lama (1758-1804)
6. Lungtog Gyatso, 9th Dalai Lama (1805-1815)

Jeff Watt 1-2010

Secondary Images
Related Items
Teacher: 5th Dalai Lama (Biography)

Thematic Sets
Tradition: Gelug Masterworks
Subject: Shrine, Buddhist
Artist: Khazi Lhazo Masterworks
Teacher: Dalai Lama V, Lobzang Gyatso Page
Teacher: Dalai Lama (Masterworks)
Painting Set: Dalai Lama Incarnations (Kazi Lhazo)
Artist: Khazi Lhazo & Derivative Styles Page
Teacher: Dalai Lama V (Masterworks)
Painting Style: Chamdo Regional Style