Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Indian Teacher - Bhavaviveka

རྒྱ་གར་གྱི་མཁས་པ། མཁན་ཆེན། 印度的祖师
(item no. 87022)
Origin Location China
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Gelug and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Philadelphia Museum of Art
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Monastic

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Bhaviveka as a previous incarnation of the Panchen Lama. This composition belongs to a thirteen painting set depicting all of the Panchen Lamas and a selection of pre-incarnations up to and including the life of the 3rd Panchen Lama.

Art Represented in Art: behind the head and upper body of Abhayakaragupta is a traditional Chinese screen with a landscape depiction of mountains, trees and water.

Jeff Watt 8-2010

Related Items
Publication: Visual Dharma: the Buddhist Art of Tibet

Thematic Sets
Indian Scholar: Bhavaviveka Main Page
Incarnation Lineage: Panchen (Nartang Masterworks)
Subject: Art Depicted in Art
Painting Set: Panchen, Nartang (Philadelphia)
Incarnation Lineage: Panchen Lama (Nartang Style Composition)
Subject: Art Depicted in Art (Paintings)
Collection of Philadelphia Museum of Art (Painting)