ARTEFACTS

Lozang tupten wangchuk jikmé gyamtso, 4th Jebtsundamba

  • /
  • bLo bzang thub bstan dbang phyug ’jigs med rgya mtsho, Khal kha rje btsun dam pa sku phreng bzhi pa
  •  
  • Thangka
  • 19th century
  • Cotton
  • Height: 47 cm / Width: 33 cm / Depth: not filled
  • Collection: Leder/ Umlauff, Inv. Nr.: 33530
  • Völkerkundemuseum vPST Heidelberg
  • © Völkerkundemuseum vPST Heidelberg/ ÖAW
  •  
The Jebtsundamba Khutuktu incarnations, also known by their title of Bogd Gegeen, belonged to most important Geluk hierarchs for Mongolian regions. In Mongolian art, the 4th Bogd Gegeen Lozang tupten wangchuk jikmé gyamtso (Tib. Blo bzang thub bstan dbang phyug ’jigs med rgya mtsho, 1775-1813) is usually depicted with the gesture of putting together the palms in front of the chest. It varies whether he holds something between his palms such as a vajra, as on this painting, or holds no attributes. Often, a monk’s staff, symbolizing his full ordination and his strict adherence to monastic discipline, and a tantric staff, a khatvanga, that is a sign of his accomplishments in trantric practice, stand behind him. He is accompanied by Avalokiteshvara and Manjushri (top), Amitayus, White Tara, Vajrapani and two-armed Hayagriva (middle), Ushnishavijaya, four-faced Mahakala and a six-armed Mahakala with his consort (bottom).
© Olaf Czaja
Lozang tupten wangchuk jikmé gyamtso, 4th Jebtsundamba
/ Mongolia / 19th century / © Völkerkundemuseum vPST Heidelberg/ ÖAW

SIMILAR ARTEFACTS