Situ Panchen Chokyi Jungne (1699-1774)

The Tenth Karmapaearly 18th century

Rubin Museum of Art

Rubin Museum of Art
New York, United States

One of a set of paintings depicting the lineage of Karma Kagyu school masters, this portrait of Situ Panchen enjoyed a special authority among his students and successors. He is pictured as a venerable gray-haired master, presumably in his sixties. The physical appearance of Situ Panchen in this painting tends to support a dating to the late 1750s or later. The minor figures above include the long-life goddess White Tara (upper left), with whom Situ had a special relationship, and who was also included in prayers for the aged Situ Panchen’s continued longevity.

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  • Title: Situ Panchen Chokyi Jungne (1699-1774)
  • Creator: The Tenth Karmapa
  • Date Created: early 18th century
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Rubin Museum of Art, C2003.29.2
  • Medium: Pigments on cloth
  • Place of Creation: 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), Rubin Museum of Art, "Portraits of Transmission" (10/02/04 - 01/11/05)