King - of Shambhala
(item no. 89986)


1800 - 1899

Gelug Lineage

Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton

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Shambhala Kings: Pundarika 2nd, Sumitra 5th and Bhadra 3rd.

The large central figure is Pundarika, the 2nd of the 25 Shambhala Kings. He is an emanation of Avalokiteshvara, white in colour, holding a string of prayer beads in the right hand and the stem of a white lotus blossom in the left. At the lower left is Sumitra the 5th King holding an arrow in the right hand and a bow in the left. At the lower right is Bhadra, the 3rd King, holding a wheel in the right hand and a white conch shell in the left.

Jeff Watt 6-2009

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Pub: Compassion and Reincarnation in Tibetan Art

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Kings: Shambhala Kings Main Page
Kings: Shambhala (Set 5)
Collection: Private I

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