Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Vajradhara Buddha

རྡོ་རྗེ་འཆང། སངས་རྒྱས། 金刚持
(item no. 1078)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1500 - 1599
Lineages Karma (Kagyu) and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# P2001.30.2
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Vajradhara, the Tantric Buddhist primordial Buddha and the lineage teaches of the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. (Note the image of the Five Deity Jinasagara Avalokiteshvara in the upper right corner of the composition).

Jeff Watt, 8-2010

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Buddhist Deity: Vajradhara Main Page
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