An imaginary portrait of the Tibetan monk and scholar Go Lotsawa (1392–1481)Artist(s)TibetanArtist NationalityTibetan (culture or style)Object Creation Date18th century - 19th centuryMedium & Supportink on silk?Dimensions
21 3/4 in. x 14 1/4 in. ( 55.2 cm x 36.2 cm )Credit LineMuseum purchase for the Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial CollectionSubject 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 TypethangkaCollection AreaAsianRights
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