Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama)

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 91001)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1900 - 1959
Lineages Gelug
Size 56.52x39.37cm (22.25x15.50in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Erie Art Museum
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Interpretation / Description

Lama, Buddhist: white in complexion with the right arm raised holding a sword of wisdom edged with orange flames. The left hand in the mudra (gesture) of meditation holds a religious book. Robed in the orange garb of a monk, he wears a dark yellow pandita hat, seated on a lotus blossom with the legs in vajra posture, surrounded by radiant light. At the sides and above are various buddhas and deities. Two offering goddesses seated below play musical instruments.

Jeff Watt 9-2000

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Thematic Sets
Tradition: Gelug Teachers (Paintings)
Collection of Erie Art Museum
Teacher: Unidentified
Subject: Village Art Page