Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Padmasambhava - (Main Form)

པད་མ་འབྱུང་གནས། 莲花生大士
(item no. 428)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Nyingma
Size 80.01x57.15cm (31.50x22.50in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# F1996.1.5
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: King

Gender: Male

TBRC: bdr:P4956

Interpretation / Description

Padmasambhava (Tibetan: pe ma jung ne): peaceful with one face and two hands holding to the heart a gold vajra scepter and with the left in the lap a white skullcup containing a long-life vase filled with the nectar of immortality.

Pemasambhava Pema Jungne Biographical Details

At the top center is the primordial buddha Samantabhadra with the three buddhas of the past, present and future immediately below. At the sides and below are various scenes of Padmasambhava, in a variety of forms, protecting from various dangers such as enemies, daemons and the like.

Jeff Watt 9-2000

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