|Date Range||1500 - 1599|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment, Fine Gold Line on Cotton|
|Collection||Rubin Museum of Art|
Wangchuk Dorje, the 9th Karmapa, (1555-1603): a great traveler, scholar and practitioner. Well educated and a moderately prolific writer, two of his more important compositions on mahamudra were the 'Ocean of Certainty' and 'Eliminating the Darkness of Ignorance.' One of his most famous students was Jonang Taranatha.
At the top left is the female meditational deity, Sitatapatra, white in colour with three faces and eight arms. At the top right corner is a depiction of Tsurphu Monastery. At the bottom left is the protector Raudrantika Mahakala.
Jeff Watt 4-2000 [updated 2-2013]
Painting Tradition: Karma Gar-ri Main Page
Painting Set: Karma Kagyu Lineage (Sertreng, misc.)
Incarnation Lineage: Gyalwa Karmapa Main Page
Tradition: Kagyu Teachers (Paintings)
Teacher: Karmapa (Masterworks)
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Main Page (Gallery 1)
Subject: Canopy/Parasol in Painting
Teacher: Karmapa Wangchug Dorje, 9th