|Date Range||1900 - 1959|
|Lineages||Gelug and Buddhist|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton|
|Collection||Robert and Lois Baylis|
Gelugpa Refuge Field (Tibetan: tsog shing): at the center is Lama Tsongkapa, at the peak of a wish fulfilling tree, with the right hand in the mudra (gesture) of refuge and the left supporting a black begging bowl in the lap. A long line of lineage teachers extends upward. Pockets of lamas belonging to specialty lineages are seated at the sides on thrones and banks of white clouds.
Below Tsongkapa are the main tutelary deities of the Gelug School, along with buddhas, bodhisattvas, arhats and wisdom protectors at the bottom. Various sentient beings with arms raised fill the foreground.
Jeff Watt 4-2000