|Date Range||1500 - 1599|
|Lineages||Kagyu, Drukpa (Kagyu) and Buddhist|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton|
|Collection||Publication: A Tale of Thangkas|
Vajradhara, Buddha (Tibetan: dor je chang, sang gye. English: the Vajra Holder, Enlightened One). The primordial buddha, personification of the dharmakaya - truth body of enlightenment and progenitor of the Vajrayana system of buddhism. He is embracing a consort having the same colour while holding a curved knife and skullcup. This is the first painting in a large set of paintings likely depicting a Drugpa Kagyu Lineage of Teachers.
Jeff Watt 2-2016