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Sharmapa Lama, Chodag Yeshe Palzang, the 4th Shamar Rinpoche (1453-1554)

16th century

Rubin Museum of Art

Rubin Museum of Art

The Sharmapa Lama, Chodag Yeshe Palzang, the 4th Shamar Rinpoche (1453-1554), sits facing three-quarters forward with scenes of his biography unrolling in six strips behind him. Above and in the vermilion bands between the strips are semi-legible inscriptions, which describe scenes from the lama's life. The Sharmapa sits in a chair, which has a gracefully curved shape. A solid green halo off-sets his head

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  • Title: Sharmapa Lama, Chodag Yeshe Palzang, the 4th Shamar Rinpoche (1453-1554)
  • Date Created: 16th century
  • Physical Dimensions: 30 5/8 x 18 1/2 in.
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Rubin Museum of Art, C2006.66.1
  • Medium: Pigments on cloth
  • Place of Creation: Central Tibet
  • Exhibition History: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., "Lama, Patron, Artist: The Great Situ Panchen" (03/13/10 - 07/18/10), Rubin Museum of Art, "Patron and Painter: Situ Panchen and the Revival of the Encampment Style" (02/06/09 - 08/17/09), Tibet House Cultural Center, New York, NY, "Worlds of Transformation: Tibetan Art of Wisdom and Compassion" (04/27/99 - 09/25/99)

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