|Date Range||1900 - 1959|
|Lineages||Nyingma and Buddhist|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton|
|Collection||Rubin Museum of Art|
Pema Gyalpo, Padmasambhav: one of the Eight Manifestations of Padmasambhava.
From the group of eight only two have this King Appearance: Pema Gyalpo and Loden Chogse.
In this appearance as Pema Gyalpo, Padmasambhava takes on the guise of a king with a regal beard, lavish clothing, a crown, and boots. In the right hand he holds a double-sided drum (damaru). In the left hand he holds a mirror.
The blessing on the reverse of the painting was added by Tubten Chowang Nyamnyi Dorje, the 7th Dorje Drag Rigdzin (1886-1932/1935).
Jeff Watt 7-2013
Reverse of Painting
English Translation of Inscription: pad ma'i spyan mchog 'khor 'das kun gyi rgyal/ snang srid zil gnon mgon po thugs rje'i bdag/ khyod mtshan dran pa'i mdo la du sel/ yon tan kun 'byung gang gis thugs rjes gzungs/
Special Features: (Cursive script (Umay), Ranjana script (Ornamental Sanskrit), includes "Om Ah Hum" inscription, includes additional imagery)