Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Konchog Pelwa

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 7693)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1500 - 1599
Lineages Sakya, Ngor (Sakya) and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Monastic

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Konchog Pelwa, 7th Ngor Abbot (1445-1540 [P1873]).

The figure on the proper right is Sanggye Rinchen, 8th Ngor abbot (1450-1524). The figure on the left is Lhachog Sengge, 9th Ngor abbot (1468-1535). The donor, or commissioner, of the painting is Cho Gyatso.

At the top center is Avalokita Guhyasamaja with three faces and six arms, red in colour. It is possible that the figures in the clouds are the previous six Ngor abbots. At the bottom left is Yellow Jambhala. In the middle is Red Jambhala. At the bottom right side is Black Jambhala.

'Konchog Pel, inseparable from the Lord of the Mandala,
Sangye Rinchen, having reached the stage of accomplishment,
Lhachog Sengge, indicating the path of liberation;
To the Three Supreme Guides, I pray.
In all my lives, I Cho Gyatso, pray to be accepted as a student.'

Jeff Watt 3-2021

Secondary Images
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Painting Set: Ngor IV
Tradition: Ngor Main Page (Sakya)
Collection: Bonhams Paris (Painting. May, 2021)