Himalayan Art Resources

Painting Set: Karma Kagyu Lineage (blue/green)

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There are currently five known compositions from this set, or series of paintings. The other known paintings listed as private are in Europe and Asia. The dating of the set is a little unclear but certainly cannot be before 1657 which was the death year of the 5th Situ. That composition also does not appear to be the last painting in the set.

It is also unknown what lineage is being represented in the series of paintings. Common knowledge would assume that it is depicting the Karma Kagyu Golden Garland of Mahamudra Lineage Teachers, however the 5th Situ is not normally counted as a member of that lineage.

Jeff Watt [updated 3-2017]

Jeff Watt 12-2008 [updated 3-2017]