Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Padmasambhava

པད་མ་འབྱུང་གནས། 莲花生大士
(item no. 36375)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Nyingma and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description


At the top of the composition are the Eight Principal Manifestations of Padmasambhava. Immediately to the right and left of the central figure are the two principal consorts: Mandarava and Yeshe Tsogyal.

At the bottom center is a meditational deity with a retinue of eights figures.

Jeff Watt 1-2014

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Padmasambhava Main Page
Collection of Penn Museum - Main Page (Painting)