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

TBRC: P64

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. On the viewer's left side is Jampal Gyatso. Seated on the right side is Zangkyongpa. (See painting #94371).

Tsongkapa Biographical Details

Jeff Watt 3-2002

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Painting Style: Men-ri (New)
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