Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Four Milarepa Paintings & One Sculpture

After posting the comparison of the Four Milarepa Paintings last week we heard from a scholar of such subjects and he suggested that there might be a relationship between the four paintings and a well known sculpture carved from rhinoceros horn and said to have been created by Choying Dorje, the 10th Karmapa. The sculpture image is from the publication Karmapa: The Black Hat Lama of Tibet by Nik Douglass.

We have posted a new comparison page also noting the principal characteristics of the paintings and of the sculpture:

Four Milarepa Paintings & One Sculpture

Four Milarepa Paintings (Tuesday September 15th)

1 comment:

Blinde Schildpad said...

This ís interesting! The inclusion of Chöying Dorje's carving in The Black Hat Lama suggests that it's kept at Rumtek nowadays, but is there any information on where it was kept before? Although Chokling visited Tsurphu I'm fairly sure he spent more time around Palpung (and Jamgön Kongtrül) and might have seen the statue there. Anyway, the set of 3 Kamtshang lineage thankas to which the 'new' relaxed Mila belongs (#s 102215, 102216 & 102217) seems to continue up to the 14th Gyalwa Karmapa, fixing composotion nicely to Chokling's time frame.