Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - (unidentified, male, monastic)

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 86903)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1500 - 1599
Lineages Ngor (Sakya)
Size 77.47x63.17cm (30.50x24.87in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection The Brooklyn Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc. #BMA 77.257.3, Anonymous gift
Painting School Ngor
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Monastic

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

A Sakya teacher of the Lamdre lineage surrounded by the teachers of the Eight Deity Panjarnata Mahakala Lineage of Transmission. (Belonging to a large and well known set of Lamdre Lineage paintings).

At the top center is the primordial Buddha Vajradhara. At the bottom center is Panjarnata Mahakala with Shri Devi on the right, followed by the two wealth deities Yellow Jambhala and Vasudhara. On the left side is Brahmarupa Mahakala followed by the 2 long-life deities White Amitayus and White Tara.

Jeff Watt 3-2002

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