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An Important Thangka of Life of Tsongkhapa, 17th/18th

An Important Thangka of Life of Tsongkhapa, 17th/18th

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Paintings: Pre 1800: Item # 1249369

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An Important Thangka - Life of Tsongkhapa
Age: 17th/18th

Tsongkhapa at center, his hands in dharmachakramudra, dressed in flowing orange robes and wearing a pointed monk's cap, flanked by lotus blossoms and backed by a aureola, with lineage teachers above and to his sides, and the field of protectors and meditational deities below, the main deities of the Gelugpa tradition depicted.

Tsongkhapa (1357–1419), referring to his birthplace in Tsongkha, Amdo; Tsongkhapa was a famous teacher of Tibetan Buddhism whose activities led to the formation of the Geluk school. He is also known by his ordained name Lobsang Drakpa (blo bzang grags pa) or simply as Je Rinpoche (rje rin po che). Tsongkhapa heard Buddha’s teachings from masters of all Tibetan Buddhist traditions, and received lineages transmitted in the major schools.

Size: 36in x 22in. (91.5cm x 56cm)(Painting only)
Formerly in the collection of Mr. Joeseph Schulman and Mr. Leslee Leong, whose family established a business of Chinese antique in 1888. The story of their family business has been published in the best-seller book "On Gold Mountain"(Google for more information on this book). We will given out a copy of the book to the buyer of this item.
This item was purchased by the family between 1920-1945.