Ngor invites meditation around Rakta Yamari, the conqueror of death. Possibly from the workshops of Lhasa, an embroidered silk thangka that sold for HK $ 350 million including premium by Christie's on November 26, 2014 offered the central role to Rakta Yamari, proving the extreme importance of this deity in late medieval Buddhism.
Ngor also produced high quality thangkas. The Ngor lineage article in Wikipedia is illustrated by a thangka on cotton 135 x 117 cm from the late fifteenth century of our calendar. This is a posthumous honor to the fourth and sixth abbots who occupy side by side the central position, surrounded by cartridges showing the other masters and certainly also Rakta Yamari.
Another Ngor thangka in distemper on cloth, 86 x 73 cm for the original image and 130 x 83 cm overall, is estimated $ 800K for sale by Bonhams in New York on March 16, lot 15. The pure colors remain very fresh.
The two central figures are now the ninth and tenth abbots. A welcoming sentence for the accession of the eleventh abbot allows to date this work around 1557 of our calendar. Its composition is similar to that of the thangka of the fourth and sixth abbots, bringing a remarkable demonstration of the care for maintaining traditions in the Ngor lineage.