|Date Range||1600 - 1699|
|Lineages||Karma (Kagyu) and Buddhist|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment on Silk|
Damchen Garwa Nagpo (English: the Oath Bound Vajra Blacksmith). According to the inscription this was painted by the 10th Karmapa Choying Dorje (1604-1674). In the catalogue of artistic works created by Choying Dorje, compiled by Nenang Pawo Trinle Gyatso (1649/50-1699), this composition was following the archaic Chi'u painting style and completed in 1655 in Minyag.
Jeff Watt [updated 10-2018]
The Black Hat Eccentric: Artistic Visions of the Tenth Karmapa. Karl Debreczeny. Rubin Museum of Art, 2012. Pages 180-183.