Himalayan Art Resources

Painting Set: Dalai Lamas (Three Figure Composition)

Field Museum Best of Collection | Painting Gallery

The paintings below belong to a five painting set depicting all of the Dalai Lama incarnations along with pre-incarnations (see outline with arranged order). The depiction of each of the central figures, three per painting, is based on the famous Nartang Block Print Set of compositions from Nartang Monastery (near Shigatse). The central figure for the set is the 7th Dalai Lama, Kalzang Gyatso. At the top and bottom of each painting are depictions of the Buddha and Sixteen Arhats along with Attendants and Guardian Kings. (See Outline Page).