Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Dorje Pal

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 91032)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Gelug and Buddhist
Size 30.48x25.40cm (12x10in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Erie Art Museum
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

TBRC: bdr:P1454

Interpretation / Description

Yungton Dorje Pal (1284-1365): a student of Zurton Champa Sengge and Rangjung Dorje (the 3rd Karamapa).

Biographical Details

With a stern expression and the right hand raised in a wrathful gesture the left holds upraised a white skullcup. Offered to the mouth of a fearsome blue face surrounded by black smoke. The lama wears the orange and red patchwork robes of a fully ordained monk, crowned with a pandita hat. The legs extend outward in a relaxed posture atop a cushion seat. The head is surrounded by a dark green aureole. In the Gelug School he is considered to be one of the previous lives of the Panchen Lama.

Jeff Watt 9-2000

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