Himalayan Art Resources

Teacher: Karmapa Wangchug Dorje, 9th

Wangchug Dorje Masterworks

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- Wangchug Dorje Biography
- Karmapa Main Page
- Karmapa Outline Page
- Karma Kagyu Main Page
- Black Hats & Blue Hats
- Karmapa (Early Paintings)
- Karma Kagyu Hats
- Confusions
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The 9th Karmapa, Wangchug Dorje, does not have a standardised iconograhic appearance. Sometime he can be confused with Karma Pakshi when both figures have the hands extended across both knees. In this instance, Karma Pakshi will have a short beard on the chin, a goatee. Wangchug Dorje does not wear a goatee. A number of the sculpture in this gallery have inscriptions written around the base or on the back of the work.

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Jeff Watt [updated 2-2018, 1-2020]

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