Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Marpa Chokyi Lodro

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 937)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Kagyu
Size 90.17x55.88cm (35.50x22in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# P2000.1.2
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Lay Person

Gender: Male

TBRC: bdr:P2636

Interpretation / Description

Marpa Chokyi Lodro, the Translator (1012-1096): the founder of the Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism. At the upper right is the meditational deity Hevajra. At the bottom center is the wrathful enlightened protector Shri Devi.

Mar pa Biographical Details

At the viewers middle right is Dagmema the wife of Marpa, holding up a drinking cup. Below her is Ngog Choku Lodro. At the left side are Meton Tsonpo and below him is Tsurton.

Jeff Watt 3-2001

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