Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Sonam Tsemo

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 85707)
Origin Location Central Tibet
Date Range 1500 - 1599
Lineages Ngor (Sakya)
Size 78.74x67.31cm (31x26.50in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc. #M.70.57, Gift of Paul E. Manheim by exchange
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Lay Person

Gender: Male

TBRC: P1618

Interpretation / Description

Sonam Tsemo, Lobpon (1142-1182): accompanied by the Saroruhavajra Hevajra Lineage.

"Accomplished from limitless merit,
Greatly increasing omniscient wisdom,
Becoming the supreme kinsman of beings;
To Sonam Tsemo I bow." (Chogyal Pagpa).

Jeff Watt 1-2013

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