Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Tsongkapa

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 86904)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Gelug
Size 62.87x42.55cm (24.75x16.75in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection The Brooklyn Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc. #BMA 35.1567
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Monastic

Gender: Male


Interpretation / Description

Lama Tsongkapa (1357-1419): founder of the Gelugpa School, surrounded by various biographical scenes, with the Buddha Akshobhya, blue in colour, above at the top center.

Tsongkapa Biographical Details

Jeff Watt 3-2002

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Tradition: Gelug Teachers (Paintings)
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Painting Style: Men-ri (New)
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