|1800 - 1899
|Gelug and Buddhist
|Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Sonam Gyatso, 3rd Dalai Lama is the monastic figure at the far left, accompanied by Gyalpo Gewa Pel, Nyangral Nyima Ozer and Sachen Kunga Nyingpo. (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.
1. Sonam Gyatso, 3rd Dalai Lama
2. Gyalpo Gewa Pel
3. Nyangral Nyima Ozer
4. Sachen Kunga Nyingpo
Jeff Watt 1-2010