Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Padmasambhava - (Main Form)

པད་མ་འབྱུང་གནས། 莲花生大士
(item no. 100605)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Gelug and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment, Gold Background on Cotton
Collection Publication: A Tale of Thangkas
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: King

Gender: Male

TBRC: P4956

Interpretation / Description

Padmasambhava (Tibetan: pe ma jung ne. English: the One Born from a Lotus) along with the two consorts Mandarava and Yeshe Tsogyal.

Pemasambhava Pema Jungne Biographical Details

Peaceful in a appearance with a smiling face he holds in the right hand a vajra scepter upraised. The left hand holds a skullcup and long-life vase in the lap. A katvanga staff leans against the left shoulder. Attired in various multi-coloured garments, he wears atop the head a lotus hat adorned with a half vajra and three vulture feathers at the peak. Above a moon disc and pink lotus blossom seat he is encircled by a rainbow sphere.

Seated below on the left side is the Indian consort Mandarava. Seated on the right side is the Tibetan consort Yeshe Tsogyal.

Below Padmasambhava in the foreground is a bowl containing the offering of the five sense and a conch shell in a small bowl to the side..

Jeff Watt 1-2016

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Painting Type: Gold Ground
Publication: A Tale of Thangkas
Collection: Bonhams San Francisco (Painting. June, 2018)