|Date Range||1700 - 1799|
|Lineages||Sakya, Ngor (Sakya) and Buddhist|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton|
|Collection||John and Berthe Ford|
|Catalogue #||Collection of Pascal Butal|
Jamyang Sherab Gyatso, Ngor Khenchen 3 (1396? - 1474 [P1569]). A teacher of the Sakya Lamdre Lineage.
At the top left corner is a standing form of Amitabha which is used in longevity rituals and meditations.
"...in the sky is a red thousand petalled lotus, in the middle a full moon disc. Above that is the Bhagavan Lord of Immeasurable Life and Pristine Awareness, with a radiant body, ruby-like in colour, red and radiant. A youth sixteen years of age, smiling and peaceful, with a pleasant face. At the heart, between the two hands clasped together, is held a vaidurya alms bowl filled with immortal nectar. Standing in a manner with the two feet together. The hair of the head is heaped with half of the black locks in the manner of a tuft tied on the crown. The remaining tresses extend [downward] between the heels of the feet; with various silks as a lower garment, red silks as an upper garment and lavishly adorned, surrounded by the root and lineage teachers and a host of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, dwelling as if real." (Tsarchen Losal Gyatso, 1502-1566).
An inscription on the reverse of the paintings says 'left 11, Jamyang Sherab Gyatso.' That would make this composition the 23 painting in the set.
Jeff Watt 1-2018