|Date Range||1500 - 1599|
|Lineages||Gelug and Buddhist|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton|
|Collection||Rubin Museum of Art|
|Catalogue #||acc.# P1994.13.4|
Lama Tsongkapa (1357-1419): founder of the Gelugpa School, with the two principal students, Gyaltsab on the left and Khedrup on the right.
At the top center is the buddha Shakyamuni accompanied by two bodhisattvas and three rows of lineage gurus. In the foreground a lama wearing monastic robes, seated on a throne, is encircled by four lamas. At the bottom left is the Dharma protector Shadbhuja Mahakala. At the right is Yama Dharmaraja.
Jeff Watt 9-2000
Front of Painting
English Translation of Inscription: (Some of the Lama figures have name inscriptions in U-med lettering).