Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Indian Adept (siddha) - Shrisimha

རྒྱ་གར་གྱི་གྲུབ་ཆེན། 印度大成就者
(item no. 510)
Origin Location Eastern Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Nyingma
Size 73.66x53.34cm (29x21in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment, Fine Gold Line on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# F1996.30.1
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Interpretation / Description

Shri Simha (English: the Lion), born in China in the middle of the first millenium, he was a principal early lineage holder of the 'Great Perfection' doctrine of the Nyingma School.

"In the sky of knowledge, love and effort,
By the clear light of the sun of pristine awareness,
Clearing the darkness of the ten directions;
Homage to Shri Simha." (Nyingma liturgical verse).

Jeff Watt 10-01

Reverse of Painting
Special Features: (includes "Om Ah Hum" inscription)

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