Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Sangye Yarjon

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 73808)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1200 - 1299
Lineages Kagyu, Taklung (Kagyu) and Buddhist
Size 28.58x20.96cm (11.25x8.25in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection John and Berthe Ford
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Monastic

Gender: Male

TBRC: P1818

Interpretation / Description

Sanggye Yarjon (1203-1272) of the Taglung Kagyu Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.

Descending from the top left is the primordial Buddha Vajradhara followed by the Marpa Kagyu lineage of Tilopa, Naropa, Marpa and Milarepa. Below Milarepa are yellow Manjushri, white Avalokiteshvara, and green Vajrapani. Descending from the top right is the Kadam lineage of Atisha, Dromton, Putowa, etc.

At the bottom left is the donor figure who likely commissioned the painting. In the bottom register beginning on the left side are the meditational deities white Tara, green Tara, white Ushnishavjiya, white Sitatapatra, red Hayagriva and blue Achala.

Jeff Watt 10-2011

Secondary Images
Related Items
Exhibition Appearances
Exhibition: Mirror of the Buddha

Thematic Sets
Tradition: Kagyu Teachers (Paintings)
Tradition: Taglung Kagyu Main Page
Teachers: Early Paintings of Teachers (Indian Style)
Teachers: Early Teachers (Right Facing)
Collection of John and Berthe Ford
Subject: Lineage Paintings - Dual
Teacher: Sanggye Yarjon
Teachers: Early Teachers (Single Figures)