Himalayan Art Resources item no. 18347.
Martin Brauen, ed, The Dalai Lamas: A Visual History, Chicago, 2005, p. 118. cat. no. 80
David Jackson, The Place of Provenance: Regional Styles in Tibetan Painting, New York, 2012, p. 46, fig. 3.19
The incarnation of the Dalai Lama is depicted above right with a gold line connecting the house of his birth in Thopgyal, Tsang, to an image of his spiritual progenitor, the bodhisattva Sadaksari Avalokitesvara. In clouds above the scene, the Dalai Lama’s teacher Yeshe Gyaltsen (1713-1793) overlooks the ceremony, and the Third Panchen Lama, Lopsang Palden Yeshe (1738-1780), who presided over the enthronement, is portrayed above the Potala Palace at the left: for a detailed discourse on the life of the Dalai Lama see Derek F. Maher, “The Eighth Dalai Lama Jampel Gyatso” in Martin Brauen, ed, The Dalai Lamas: A Visual History, Chicago, 2005, pp. 117-27.
Compare the assembly of adorants in a painting in the Potala Palace of the regent Desi Sangye Gyatso (1653-1705), David Jackson, op. cit., p. 212. Noblemen wearing traditional costume and the gold and turquoise ringyen are depicted in photographs taken in Lhasa between 1936 and 1950 by H. E. Richardson, see Giuseppe Tucci, Transhimalaya, Geneva, 1973, fig. 179.
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