Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Tsultrim Tanpai Gyaltsen

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 90022)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1900 - 1959
Lineages Bon
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Interpretation / Description

Tsultrim Tanpai Gyaltsen (20th century): wearing a red scholar's hat and the robes of a monk. He was a principal student of Shardza Tashi Gyaltsen (1859-1935) and belonged to the New Bon Tradition (Bon Sarma).

The right hand holds the stem of a lotus blossoming over the right shoulder supporting a wisdom sword. The left hand placed in the lap holds the stem of a lotus rising upward over the left shoulder and supporting a folio book.

At the top center is Kunzang, naked in appearance, golden in colour with Pema Jungne directly below. Walse Ngampa stands to the right side. Various deities, lamas and protectors fill the background and foreground.

Jeff Watt 10-2000

Secondary Images
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Bon Teachers Main Page
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Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Painting Gallery IV
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