Himalayan Art Resources

Collection of Rob Linrothe (photos)

Ron Linrothe | Photographic Archives

Region: Tibet, Rebkong (Amdo) Paintings

A series of tangkas from the Rebkong region of Eastern Tibet (Qinghai Provence, China) commissioned between 1942 and 1954 by a single family. The majority of tangkas represent notable figures and deities from the Longchen Nyingtig cycle of Terma (Revealed Treasure teachings). Note the unique style, the elaborate use of gold and consistent use of rainbow spheres for the nimbus and aureoles.

For Murals from Rebkong, click here