portrait of a Karma-Kagyu or Gelugpa lama
ink and paint on yellow silk
Tibet, 17th cent.
size: 81 x 34 cm.
difficult to see to which tradition this lama belonged, but the figure in top could well be a Gelugpa-master.
a thangka, also yellow-ground, in very similar style, in:
Giuseppe Tucci, Tibetan Painted Scrolls, 3rd. ed. Bangkok (SDI Publications), 1999, (colour)plate T.