Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Sangye Rechen

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 1019)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1600 - 1699
Lineages Kagyu and Karma (Kagyu)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Shelley & Donald Rubin
Catalogue # acc.# P2001.4.2
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

TBRC: P4171

Interpretation / Description

Sanggye Rechen (12th century) and Pomdragpa Sonam Dorje (1170-1249). The figures in the bottom registers represent the teaching lineage of the Transmission of the Stages of the Path as inscribed on the bottom border of the painting. (Tibetan: lam rim rgyud pa'i bla ma rgyud pa la na ma).

Sanggye Rechen Pomdragpa

Drogon Sanggye Rechen is seated at the left with both hands placed in the gesture of meditation, one above the other in the lap. Seated at the right is Pomdragpa Sonam Dorje with the right hand across the knee in the gesture of generosity and the left performing the gesture of blessing at the heart.

Jeff Watt 1-2002

Front of Painting
Wylie Transliteration of Inscription: pom rag pa.

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Subject: Caricature Art
Subject: Kagyu Lineage Painting Sets (Two Figures)