Drakpa Jungne (1176-1255), one of the abbots of the famous Densatil monastery, wears patched garments richly decorated with an incised motif, the seams marked with beading. His face is painted with cold gold and pigments, the hair is dyed blue, a small vajra sceptre is placed before him on the lotus base.
A strikingly similar portrait of this personage, seated on a slightly different lotus base.
Gampopa Sonam Rinchen (1079-1153) was a doctor before entering the Kadam order and eventually founding a Kagyu monastery (Daklha Gampo) and becoming a teacher.
The ‘man from Gampo’ holds a flaming jewel between his cupped hands.
This lama has a mahasiddha appearance because he was a (Tibetan) teacher of the Naropa tradition. His braided hair is topped with a half-vajra finial and he holds a vajra sceptre and a skull cup. He is adorned with beaded jewellery and accessories with a large floral design (anti-caste) and sits on a human hide.
Yuthok Yonten (the elder), an 8th century physician, probably held a medicine jar or a long-life vase in his cupped hands. His face is painted with cold gold and pigments. His hair is split into three bunches (trishiki) and two long strands dropping over his shoulders.
The right hand is held in the teaching gesture and holds a pill between the thumb and forefinger, the left hand sustains a long-life vase.