Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Tonpa Shenrab (Founder of Bon) - Tritsug Gyalwa

སྟོན་པ་གཤེན་རབ། བོན་ལུགས་སྲོལ་གཏོད་པ། 敦巴辛绕传记(苯教开创人)
(item no. 90730)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Bon
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Tibet House, New York
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

The Enlightened One (Tibetan: sang gye). It is not clear whether this is an image of Buddha Shakyamuni or of the founder of Yungdrung Bon - Tonpa Shenrab in the form of Tritsug Gyalwa.

Jeff Watt 5-2000

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