Himalayan Art Resources

Subject: Margapala Lineage Paintings (Sakya)

Margapala Lineage | Sakya Main Page

Subjects, Topics & Sets
- Margapala Lineage Definition (below)
- Single Composition (full lineage)
- Lamdre Lineage Outline Page
- Figure & Composition Types:
- Margapala [1] (One Figure Per Composition)
- Margapala [2] (Two Figures: Ngorchen)
- Margapala [3] (One Figure: AMNH)
- Margapala [4] (Two Figures: RMA)
- Margapala [5] (One Figure: Gongkar)
- Margapala [6] (One Figure: Gold Silk)
- Margapala [7] (One Figure: RMA)
- Margapala [8] (Three Figures: RMA)
- Margapala [9] (One Figure: RMA)
- Margapala [10] (Four Figures)
- Margapala [11] (One Figure: Ford/Guimet)
- Margapala [12] (One Figure: RMA)
- Margapala [13] (Four Figures: RMA/Halpert)
- Margapala [14] (Two Figures: Alleghenies/Jucker/RMA)
- Margapala [15] (Two Figures: Beijing)
- Margapala [16] (Four Figures: Philadelphia)
- Margapala [17] (Four Figures: China)
- Margapala [18] (Four Figures: Frey/LA/Jucker)
- Margapala [19] (Four Figures: Rubin)
- Margapala [20] (Four Figures: RMA)
- Margapala [21] (Four Figures: Europe)
- Margapala [22] (Four Figures: Gongkar)
- Margapala [23] (Two Figures: Christies)
- Margapala [24] (Two Figures: RMA/Tamashige)
- Margapala [25] (Two Figures)
- Margapala [26] (Two Figures: Tamashige)
- Margapala [27] (Two Figures)
- Margapala [28] (One Figure)
- Mahakala & Margapala [29] (Two Figures)
- Margapala (Miscellaneous)
- Masterworks
- Confusions
- Others...

Of the hundreds of lineages of Tantric Buddhist teachings that were propagated by Indian scholars and siddhas, considered one of the more important of these teachings by Tibetan scholars and practitioners, is the 'Path Together with the Result' (Sanskrit: Margapala. Tibetan: lam dre bu tang che pa) taught by the mahasiddha Virupa. The images below represent many different multiple painting sets depicting the early Indian and later Tibetan Margapala lineage of teachers. The images of paintings are gathered from numerous museum and private collections around the world.



Jeff Watt 6-2006