Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Tsongkapa

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 91070)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Gelug
Size 53.34x38.10cm (21x15in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Erie Art Museum
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Monastic

Gender: Male

TBRC: P64

Interpretation / Description

Tsongkapa, Lobzang Dragpa (1357-1419): founder of the Gelug tradition of Tibetan Buddhism with the two principal disciples Gyaltsab and Khedrup seated at the sides.

Tsongkapa Biographical Details

At the top is the bodhisattva Maitreya in the Tushita heaven. At the bottom left is the enlightened protector Shadbhuja Mahakala and Yama Dharmaraja on the right.

Jeff Watt 10-2000

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