Himalayan Art Resources

Item: King - Ralpachen

རྒྱལ་པོ། 国王
(item no. 77255)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Gelug and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: King

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

King Ralpachen of Tibet, from a set of paintings depicting the early Dharma Kings such as Trisongtsen Gampo and Trisong Detsen.

At the top center is a form of Padmasambhava. On the right is Amoghasiddhi Buddha. Two Tibetan teachers sit on the left side.

At the bottom left is Krodha Vajrapani. At the center is Black Jambhala. On the right side is Yontan Gyalpo Pehar - King of Qualities.

Jeff Watt 12-2007

Wisdom Calendar 1995 - April (full catalog list)

Front of Painting
English Translation of Inscription: Name of central figure inscribed on the throne.

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Thematic Sets
Painting Set: Kings of Tibet & Suryagupta Tara Set (New Menri Painting Tradition)
Kings: Tibetan Kings & Ministers (Masterworks)