|Date Range||1700 - 1799|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton|
|Collection||Asian Art Museum of San Francisco|
Tsongkapa Lobzang Dragpa (1357-1419): founder of the Gelugpa Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.
Tsongkapa in this composition is from a set of five paintings (je zigpa ngaden). Here he appears as a mahasiddha, Indian adept, riding atop a tiger, brandishing a sword in the upraised right hand while holding a skullcup in the left. This subject is based on a vision of five forms of Tsongkapa as experienced by Kedrup Geleg Pal Zangpo, a student of Tsongkapa. Kedrub is depicted in the bottom right corner holding a mandala offering symbolizing the entire universe with Mount Sumeru at the center in the two upraised hands.
Jeff Watt 3-2004 [Updated 5-2009]
Teacher: Tsongkapa, Five Forms (Set 1)
Teacher: Tsongkapa Religious Context
Teacher: Tsongkapa (Masterworks)
Teacher: Tsongkapa as Mahasiddha
Teacher: Tsongkapa, Five Forms
Tradition: Gelug Masterworks
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