Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Worldly Protector (Buddhist) - Draglha Gonpo

འཇིག་རྟེན་པའི་ལྷ། ནང་ལྷ། 世俗的神(佛教)
(item no. 862)
Origin Location Eastern Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Nyingma and Karma (Kagyu)
Size 52.71x40.64cm (20.75x16in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# P1999.16.2
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Wrathful

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Drag Lha Gonpo (English: the Protector, God of the Rock). A worldly deity of the Minyak region of Eastern Tibet. Directly above is the wrathful bodhisattva Vajrapani. At the left is the 14th Karmapa Tegchog Dorje (1798-1868). Various retinue deities surround the central figure.

Jeff Watt 10-2000

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Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Painting Gallery VIII
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Subject: Mountain Gods & Local Deities
Painting Style: Palpung - Wrathful Deities
Buddhist Protectors: Worldly (Kagyu)