|1700 - 1799
|Ground Mineral Pigment, Fine Gold Line on Cotton
|Rubin Museum of Art
Padmasambhava (Tibetan: pe ma jung ne. English: the One Born from a Lotus).
Peaceful in a appearance with a smiling face he holds in the right hand a vajra scepter extended over the knee. 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 crown adorned with a single feather at the peak. Above a moon disc and pink lotus blossom seat he is encircled by a rainbow sphere.
Outside of the boxed enclosure, arranged in rows, are 250 small wrathful forms of Black Hayagriva each with one face, two hands and the head crowned with a horse head.
Jeff Watt 9-2000