Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Padmasambhava - (Main Form)

པད་མ་འབྱུང་གནས། 莲花生大士
(item no. 30648)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1400 - 1499
Lineages Nyingma and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: King

Gender: Male

TBRC: bdr:P4956

Interpretation / Description

Padmasambhava with Mandarava and Yeshe Tsogyal.

The top register is composed of forms of Padmasambhava along with lineage teachers and two deities - Sengge Dradog and Guru Dragpo.

The right and left registers depict the Eight Great Bodhisattvas with additional lineage teachers in the lower portions. The lower register has some additional lineage teachers along with four female goddesses in peaceful appearance. The bottom register has deities for removing obstacles, accumulating wealth and achieving protection from harm.

Jeff Watt 7-2013

Secondary Images
Related Items
Thematic Sets
Padmasambhava Main Page
Padmasambhava: Early Images (Primary & Secondary)
Collection: Christie's. July New Additions
Padmasambhava Early Images (Central Figure)