|Date Range||1700 - 1799|
|Lineages||Drukpa (Kagyu) and Buddhist|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton|
|Collection||Rubin Museum of Art|
|Catalogue #||acc.# F1997.3.1|
Padmasambhava, Lion's Roar (T. pema jungne sengge dradog): idealized wrathful form of the Indian Tantric Buddhist teacher Padmasambhava, representing the power of all Buddhas.
Blue in colour, with one face and two hands he holds aloft in the right a golden vajra scepter. The left hand extended to the side displays a wrathful gesture. Yellow hair flows upward from the top of the head. Adorned with gold and jewel ornaments, a crown, bracelets and the like, the upper body is covered with the skin of a snow lion, white, with a green mane. The lower body is wrapped with a tiger skin. Treading upon two prone forms, a sun disc and multi-coloured lotus blossom, he stands surrounded by the orange-red flames of pristine awareness. Various deities, mahasiddhas and lamas fill the back and foregrounds.
Jeff Watt 9-2000