Tenth Shamarpa, Mipam Chodrup Gyatso (1742–1792)

19th century

Rubin Museum of Art

Rubin Museum of Art

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.

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  • Title: Tenth Shamarpa, Mipam Chodrup Gyatso (1742–1792)
  • Date Created: 19th century
  • Physical Dimensions: 25 x 16 in.
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Rubin Museum of Art, F1997.13.1
  • Medium: Pigments on cloth
  • Place of Creation: Eastern Tibet
  • Exhibition History: Rubin Museum of Art, "Masterworks: Jewels of the Collection" (01/25/12 - 01/14/13), 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)