Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Sachen Kunga Nyingpo

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 944)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1400 - 1499
Lineages Sakya
Size 33.66x24.77cm (13.25x9.75in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Shelley & Donald Rubin
Catalogue # acc.# P2000.4.2
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Lay Person

Gender: Male

TBRC: P1615

Interpretation / Description

Sachen Kunga Nyingpo (1092-1158): the foremost Lama of the Sakya School, 3rd throne holder of Sakya.

Sa chen kun ga nying pa Biographical Details

At the top left is Chakrasamvara according to the Krishnacharya tradition. At the top right is Rakta Yamari according to the Virupa tradition.

At the bottom left is Dharmachakra Manjushri with the hands in the teaching gesture. Seated on a lion at the center is Simhanda Avalokiteshvara. On the right is Sita Manjushri, white in colour.

Jeff Watt 11-2000

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