Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Miscellaneous - Landscape

པར་ཤིང་སྣང་བརྙན། སྣ་ཚོགས། 版画 (多种)
(item no. 90404)
Origin Location Central Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Uncertain
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Lostand Foundation
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Object/Concept

Interpretation / Description

The Jokang Temple, Lhasa City and Tibetan Narrative Scenes: centrally located are three shrines with the Buddha Shakyamuni in the middle, the bodhisattva Maitreya in the shrine on the left and Avalokiteshvara on the right. Above that are numerous dwellings and temples accompanied with a frenzy of human activity. At the bottom right is another structured complex of buildings filled with nobles and government officials. A river divides the two major complexes with the countryside between filled with decorative tents, picnics and horseman.

The narrative painting also depicts the history of the creation of the Jokang Temple built by King Songtsen Gampo.

Jeff Watt 4-2000

Front of Painting
English Translation of Inscription: [There are numerous inscriptions throughout the composition].

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Subject: Site Locations - Mountains, Cityscapes & Temples