Tsongkhapa with Disciples and Deities
MediumPigments, gilding on sized cloth
DimensionsWork : 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 3/8 in. (11.43 cm x 8.89 cm x 10 mm)
Credit LineGift of David Kamansky and Gerald Wheaton
Tsongkhapa and his disciples are portrayed here with two bodhisattvas—Manjushri and Avalokiteshvara—and one dharmapala—Yama Dharmaraja—all of whom function as important meditational deities within the Gelug School. The reverse side of the painting is inscribed with the five-syllable consecration mantra: oṃ āh hūm svā hā.