Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Indian Teacher

རྒྱ་གར་གྱི་མཁས་པ། མཁན་ཆེན། 印度的祖师
(item no. 77001)
Origin Location Eastern Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Publication: Wisdom Publications, Calender
Catalogue # Collection of Heinrich Harrier
Painting School Karma Gardri
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Interpretation / Description

Shantideva (English: peaceful deity), the famous Indian Buddhist scholar that composed the equally famous text the Bodhicaryavatara. The painting belongs to the set of 6 Ornaments and 2 Jewels of the Southern Continent (India), the principal scholars of Mahayana Buddhism.

Jeff Watt 10-2002

Wisdom Calendar 1986 - cover (full catalog list)

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Publications
Publication: Wisdom Publications: Calendar Collection

Thematic Sets
Subject: Monastic Shirt (Blue)
Indian Scholar: Shantideva Page
Subject: Indian Scholar (Buddhist)
Painting Set: Six Ornaments (Harrer)