Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Vairochana Buddha - Buddha

ཀུན་རིག་རྣམ་པར་སྣང་མཛད། 普明大日如来(佛教本尊)
(item no. 53)
Origin Location Central Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Gelug and Buddhist
Size 64.77x101.60cm (25.50x40in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment, Fine Gold Line on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# P1994.12.2
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Buddha

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Vairochana Buddha and accompanying iconographic scenes - based on the Heruka Galpo Tantra. This image appears as a mural in the private quarters of the Dalai Lama in the Potala Palace.

(See the publication Precious Deposits, Historical Relics of Tibet, China, Volume 4 Qing Dynasty. Pages 106-113, figures 42-46).

Jeff Watt 5-2009

Front of Painting
English Translation of Inscription: [No inscriptions on the front].

Reverse of Painting
English Translation of Inscription: [Four line verse including mantras on the back].

Special Features: (Printed script (Uchen))

Secondary Images
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