Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Teacher

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 83744)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1500 - 1599
Lineages Sakya and Buddhist
Material Metal, Mercuric Gild
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Monastic

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Sonam Zangpo, Dragtog Choje. (birth 14th century [TBRC P3182). This sculpture of a Sakya religious teacher belongs to a large set depicting each of the Lamdre Lineage Masters. An inscription on the back of the lotus base identifies the figure.

འགྲོ་བའི་བསོད་ནམས་མཐུ་ལས་ནི། རྒྱལ་ཀུན་མཁྱེན་བརྩེ་གཅིག་འགྱུར་ནས།

ལམ་བཟང་སྔགས་ཀྱི་སྟོན་པ་པོ། བྲག་ཐོག་ཆོས་རྗེ་ལ་ཕྱག་འཚལ།

'By the power of the accumulated merit of beings,
The wisdom and compassion of all buddhas become one,
Dharma teacher of the excellent path of mantra,
To the Dharma master Dragtog, I bow.'

Jeff Watt 2-2019

Secondary Images
Related Items
Thematic Sets
Publication: Hanhai, Portraits
Sculpture Set: Lamdre Lineage (Portraits of the Masters)