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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 )

Credit Line
Museum purchase for the Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial Collection

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)
Monsters, Tibet, and more
(Part of: A Learning collection)

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