Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Tangtong Gyalpo

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 940)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Nyingma, Sakya and Shangpa Kagyu
Size 49.53x34.29cm (19.50x13.50in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Shelley & Donald Rubin
Catalogue # acc.# P2000.2.2
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Lay Person

Gender: Male

TBRC: P2778

Interpretation / Description

Tangtong Gyalpo.

At the top center is Padmasambhava embracing a consort. On the left side is Longchenpa and on the right is Jigme Lingpa. Directly abobe the head of Tangtong Gyalpo is a small sphere and a depiction of Amitayus.

At the bottom right is the group of Four Harmonious Friends. A donor figure wearing monastic robes sits on the left side and performs a water ritual.

Biographical Details

Jeff Watt 8-2011

Secondary Images
Related Items
Exhibition Appearances
Exhibition: Padmasambhava, the Second Buddha

Thematic Sets
Tradition: Shangpa Kagyu Main Page
Subject: Eye Coverings
Teacher: Tangtong Gyalpo Main Page