Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Karmapa 16, Rangjung Rigpai Dorje

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 858)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1900 - 1959
Lineages Karma (Kagyu)
Size 45.72x26.04cm (18x10.25in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# P1999.15.1
Painting School Karma Gardri
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

TBRC: P865

Interpretation / Description

Rangjung Rigpa'i Dorje, the 16th Karmapa (1923-1981). At the top center is Buddha Shakyamuni. At the lower left is Kyentse Ozer, the 2nd Kongtrul, and at the right Biru Kyentse the 1st. At the bottom center is Surmang Tenga Rinpoche.

Kar ma pa Biographical Details

Art Represented in Art: the composition of the painting has been copied from a black and white photograph.

Jeff Watt 9-2000

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