Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Choza Bonmo

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 73156)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1400 - 1499
Lineages Bon
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Paper
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Lay Person

Gender: Female

Interpretation / Description

Chosa Bonmo: a female teacher of the 8th century.

Peaceful in appearance and white in colour, wearing a red skirt, she holds a trident in the right hand and the left held upraised performs a meaningful gesture. A tiara adorns the head and the neck, arms and ankles are decorated with gold and jewel ornaments. In a dancing posture she stands on the left leg with the right drawn up above a sun disc and lotus blossom of red and pink petals.

The image is painted on paper and belongs to a set of initiation cards.

Jeff Watt 11-2002

The Bon Religion of Tibet: (list of image plates)

Front of Painting
Wylie Transliteration of Inscription: tshu. mkha 'gro cho za'.

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