Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Tutob Wangchug

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 69909)
Origin Location Central Tibet
Date Range 1600 - 1699
Lineages Sakya
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Interpretation / Description

Tutob Wangchug, Jamyang (1588-1669): the older brother of Jamgon Ameshab Kunga Sonam, the 28th Sakya Trizin.

Biographical Details (TBRC P790).

Tutob Wangchug was the son of Ngagchang Dragpa Lodro (1563-1617) the 26th Sakya Tridzin. He had six siblings. Two sisters died early as did two of his brothers. His younger brother, Ngagwang Kunga Wangyal, passed away at the age of twenty-nine leaving Tutob Wangchug and his youngest brother Jamgon Ameshab. Considered a gifted child he did well with his studies which began early in his life. Both he and his brothers were enthroned together at the age of thirteen. He took monks vows and became a student of Muchen. He completed many retreats and it was said that the protector deities were his servants. Later he met his uncle Dagchen Kunga Legpa of Tsedong (16th century [TBRC P10480]) who was a well established teacher renowned from Tsang all the way to Kham and beyond. Tutob Wangchug received many teachings and was left with the responsibility of taking care of his uncles activities after the passing of Kunga Legpa. Taking the responsibilities seriously, he traveled throughout Tibet, Amdo, Kham and Mongolia. In Dartsedo he settled political disputes as well as teaching extensively. It is said that he traveled to all three regions of Tibet.

Jeff Watt 7-2003 [updated 3-2014]

Front of Painting
Wylie Transliteration of Inscription: ''''jam dbyangs mthu stobs dbang phyug.

Secondary Images
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Thematic Sets
Painting Set: Khon Family Lineage (Sonam Wangpo & Tutob Wangchug)
Collection: Private 5
Subject: Lay Figure Appearance
Painting Set: Khon Family Lineage (Right Side)