An imaginary portrait of the Tibetan monk and scholar Go Lotsawa (1392–1481)

Accession Number
1972/2.347

Title
An imaginary portrait of the Tibetan monk and scholar Go Lotsawa (1392–1481)

Artist(s)
Tibetan

Artist Nationality
Tibetan (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
18th century - 19th century

Medium & Support
ink on silk?

Dimensions
21 3/4 in. x 14 1/4 in. ( 55.2 cm x 36.2 cm )

Subject matter
Based on comparison with an embroidered portrait in the American Museum of Natural History, this image may be tenatively identified as a portrait of Go Lotsawa (1392–1481), a revered scholar and author of 'The Blue Annals,' a history of Tibetan Buddhism until his own time. Go Lotsawa is the larger figure seated on a lotus pedestal at the left of the painting; the other two figures have not yet been identified.

Primary Object Classification
Painting

Primary Object Type
thangka

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
Buddhism
Himalayan
Vajrayana
monks
portraits

2 Related Resources

Buddhism
(Part of 2 Learning Collections)
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(Part of: A Learning collection)

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