Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Refuge Field (Buddhist) - Nyingma Lineage

སྐྱབས་འགྲོའི་ཞིང་ངམ་ཚོགས་ཞིང་། 皈依境(佛教)
(item no. 13108)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Nyingma and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Object/Concept

Interpretation / Description

Padmasambhava in a Field for the Accumulation of Merit composition.

At the top center is Amitabha Buddha with the Five Dakinis of the Five Families directly below. To the right and left of the central Padmasambhava are the Eight Manifestations of Guru Rinpoche along with the two consorts Mandarava and Yeshe Tsogyal. In front are three Nyingma teachers all wearing monastic garments.

At the middle left are the group of the Bodhisattvas. At the middle right are the group of the Arhats and Pratyekabuddhas. In a horizontal row below those are the meditational deities with Mahottara, Hayagriva and the like.

At the bottom right and left are the four protector deities: Maning Mahakala, Rahula, Ekajati and Dorje Legpa.

In the foreground as if directly in front of the great accumulation of figures are the Buddhas of the ten directions.

Jeff Watt 2-3016

Related Items
Thematic Sets
Collection: Sotheby's New York (Painting. March, 2016; Part II)
Padmasambhava Main Page
Subject: Refuge Field (Nyingma)