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Painting Set: Lamrim Lineage Teachers

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Rubin Museum of Art:
- Shantarakshita
- Purbu Chog (student of Geleg Gyatso)

Dr. David Nalin Collection:
- Namkha Gyalpo
- Gendun Drub, 1st Dalai Lama
- Yeshe Dorje
- Unidentified

Private Collections:
- Asanga (student of Maitreya)
- Vidyakokila the Younger (student of Vidyakokila the Elder)
- Dromton (student of Atisha)
- Unidentified (student of Acharya Vairochana)
- Sengge Zangpo (13th-14th century)
- Chokyi Dorje, 15th century (student of Baso Chokyi Gyalstsen)
- Geleg Gyatso, 16th/17th century (student of 1st Panchen)
- Khedrub Geleg Pal Zangpo, 1385-1438
- Jampal Gyatso, 8th Dalai Lama (1758-1804) [Central composition, final lineage holder]

There are more than sixteen paintings known to exist that belong to this Lamrim (Stages of the Path) Gelug Tradition Lineage set, circa 1800. The total number of paintings belonging to the original commission is currently unknown but could likely exceed more than fifty compositions in number. The majority of the paintings belong to private collections with only two known to belong to a museum. The last central figure among the known paintings below is Jampal Gyatso (1758-1804) and appears to be the final painting in the set. The set of paintings was likely commissioned in the last half of the 18th century or the first half of the 19th century.

Jeff Watt 4-2008 [updated 1-2018]