Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyaltsen

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 782)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Sakya
Size 48.90x67.95cm (19.25x26.75in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# P1998.4.7
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Monastic

Gender: Male

TBRC: P1056

Interpretation / Description

Sakya Pandita, Kunga Gyaltsen Pal Zangpo (1182-1251), the sixth throne holder of Sakya. At the top center is the buddha Shakyamuni with Hevajra on the left and Vajrayogini on the right. Seated above and along the sides are lineage teachers of the Sakya Tradition. At the bottom center is Panjarnata Mahakala.

Sa kya pan di ta kun ga gyal tsen Biographical Details

Jeff Watt 3-2001

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