Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Karmapa 13, Dudul Dorje

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 783)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Karma (Kagyu) and Buddhist
Size 65.41x43.82cm (25.75x17.25in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# P1998.4.8
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

TBRC: bdr:P828

Interpretation / Description

13th Gyalwa Karmapa, Dudul Dorje (1733/34-1797/98): with an image of Tara above and lineage teachers at the sides and below. At the top right is the 10th Shamar - red hat Karmapa.

Kar ma pa Biographical Details

The right hand is extended across the right knee in the gesture (mudra) of supreme generosity and the left holds a folio book in the lap. Attired in the garb of a monk the head is adorned with the black hat - a gift of the Ming emperor Yung Lo to the 5th Karmapa.

Art Represented in Art: See top center where a gold metalwork, sculpture in the style of Choying Dorje, has been depicted.

Jeff Watt 1-2000

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