Himalayan Art Resources

Collection of Zhiguan (Choying Dorje Atelier)

Zhiguan Museum

The Zhiguan Museum has three sculptural pieces that are either associated with the Choying Dorje atelier or greater story. The first is a Tara which is also associated with several other almost identical examples. The second is of a currently unidentified inscribed deity figure sometimes referred to as Vajrapani. The third is a Swat Valley style Lokeshvara also with an inscription. In both instances the inscription reads that the two works were created by the hand of Choying Dorje, the 10th Karmapa (1604-1674).

Jeff Watt 10-2019