|Date Range||1500 - 1599|
|Lineages||Sakya and Ngor (Sakya)|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton|
|Collection||The Brooklyn Museum of Art|
|Catalogue #||acc. #BMA 77.257.4, Anonymous gift|
Palden Tsultrim (1330-1399). A Lama of the Lamdre lineage of the Sakya Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. He was a principal teacher to the famous Ngorchen Kunga Zangpo, founder of the Ngor sub-school of Sakya. This painting belongs to a large set of compositions. (See other paintings from the same set).
At the top center is the primordial Buddha Vajradhara. The surrounding figures at the top and sides are the lineal teachers of the Vajra Ghantapa lineage of the deity Chakrasamvara and related Tantric texts. Along the bottom are various forms of Manjushri, Amitayus and White Tara. (The 2 paintings of the Brooklyn collection belong to a much larger and well known set of Lamdre Lineage paintings).
Jeff Watt 3-2002