Himalayan Art Resources

Subject: Lineage & Central Figure (Single Composition)

Lineage & Central Figure (Single Composition) | Lineage Painting Depictions Main Page

Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Lineage in a Single Composition Description (below)
- Distant Lineage
- Middling Lineage
- Near Lineage
- Masterworks
- Confusions
- Others...

The images of paintings below depict a large central figure in a single composition (not a set of paintings), either a deity or teacher. The smaller figures descending from the top to the bottom represent a complete lineage of teachers up until the time of the creation of the painting.

Also see the Madyamaka & Yogachara Lineages Main Page with the two lineages depicted in a single composition.

Jeff Watt [updated 2-2018]

(The images below are only a select number of samples of lineages in a single composition).