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Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Changkya Roplai Dorje Description (below)
- Changkya Biography
- Art History
- Religious Context
- Qianlong Emperor
- Qianlong Style Art
- Gelug Tradition
- Confusions
- Others...

There were numerous portrait paintings and sculpture of Rolpai Dorje, the 3rd Changkya Hutuktu (1717-1786 [TBRC P182]), created in both Eastern Tibet and China during his lifetime and after. With sculptural representations it is common to see a large lump, like a goitre, on the proper right side of the face. The Jacques Marchais figure is one of the clearest examples along with another sculpture in the Field Museum of Chicago and a third in the American Museum of Natural History. Paintings generally do not show the large lump on the face.

Portrait Paintings:
- Yonghegong Temple (Beijing): HAR #100111, Image 2
- Palace Museum, Beijing: Image 1
- American Museum of Natural History: HAR #94493
- Ashmolean Museum:
HAR #35116
- Staatliches Museum Fur Volkerkunde, Munich: Image 1
- Field Museum of Natural History: HAR #54401
- Philadelphia Museum of Art: HAR #87043
- Private Collection 1: HAR #20637
- Private Collection 2: #60689
- Private Collection 3: Image 1
- Others...

Previous Incarnations:
1. Ngagwang Lobzang Choden (ngag dbang blo bzang chos ldan) 1642-1714
2. Dragpa Ozer (grags pa 'od zer) d.1641

Subsequent Incarnations:
4. Yeshe Tenpai Gyaltsen (ye shes bstan pa'i rgyal mtshan) 1787-1846
5. Yeshe Tenpai Nyima (ye shes bstan pa'i nyi ma) 1849-1874
6. Lobzang Tendzin Gyaltsen (blo bzang bstan 'dzin rgyal mtshan) b.1875
7. Lobzang Palden Tenpai Dronme (blo bzang dpal ldan bstan pa'i sgron me) 1892-1958
8. Tendzin Donyo Yeshe Gyatso (bstan 'dzin don yod ye shes rgya mtsho) b.1980

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Jeff Watt 6-2013

(See the dissertation YONGHEGONG: IMPERIAL UNIVERSALISM AND THE ART AND ARCHITECTURE OF BEIJING'S "LAMA TEMPLE" by Kevin Greenwood).

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