Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama)

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 65916)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Gelug and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Interpretation / Description

Gyaltsab Yeshe Lobzang Tenpa'i Gonpo, the 8th Tatsag (rgyal tshab ye shes blo bzang bstan pa'i mgon po, 1760-1810).

At the top center is Jampal Gyatso, the 8th Dalai Lama (1758-1804). On the left is the 4th Panchen Lama, Tenpa'i Nyima (1782-1853). On the right is Tadrag Pandita Ngagwang Chopel (1760-1839). Below that to the left is Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja in Heruka form. On the right side is Heruka Chakrasamvara.

At the left side is the monastery of Podrang Ganden Namgyal. On the right side is Legkyob Ling.

At the bottom center is the worldly protector deity Activity Pehar, white in colour, with three faces and six hands, riding atop a snow lion.

Jeff Watt 8-2011

Secondary Images
Related Items
Thematic Sets
Subject: Sword & Book (Teachers)
Teacher: 8th Tatsag, Yeshe Lobzang Tenpa'i Gonpo
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Painting Gallery 4
Artist: Khazi Lhazo & Derivative Styles Page
Painting Set: Kundeling Incarnation Lineage