|Origin Location||Eastern Tibet|
|Date Range||1800 - 1899|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment, Fine Gold Line on Cotton|
|Collection||Rubin Museum of Art|
|Catalogue #||acc.# P1995.21.3|
|Painting School||Karma Gardri|
Eighty-four Mahasiddha of the Abhayadatta System based on the depictions documented by Jonang Taranata (1575-1635) as commissioned and painted as murals in the Ganden Puntsogling Monastery, Tibet. (See Abhayadatta Outline Page).
This painting belongs to an eleven painting set and depicts eight Indian adepts, siddhas, late in the list following the Abhayadatta system: numbers 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83 and 84. The composition is the 11th painting (L5) in the set and placed last on the proper left hand side of the central image.
Art Represented in Art: See upper center, a siddha in front of a Hevajra painting in a cave.
Top center: Samantabhadra Bodhisattva
Jeff Watt 6-2009