This is a powerful portrait of the Tenth Shamarpa, Mipam Chodrup Gyatso (1742–1792). He wears the red hat (shamar) of his incarnation lineage and holds a vajra and bell in front of the breast. On the table in front of him further ritual implements are carefully laid out. Above the teacher there is a small image of the red Buddha Amitabha above a bank of clouds. In the foreground a kneeling monk holds a plate representing an offering of the universe, with jewels and offerings to the five senses lined up in front of him.