Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Indian Adept (siddha) - Ghantapa

རྒྱ་གར་གྱི་གྲུབ་ཆེན། 印度大成就者
(item no. 588)
Origin Location Eastern Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Karma (Kagyu) and Buddhist
Size 79.38x45.72cm (31.25x18in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment, Fine Gold Line on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# F1997.40.7
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

TBRC: P8895

Interpretation / Description

Three Mahasiddhas: at the top left is Ghantapa flying through the sky embraced by his beautiful consort and at the upper right side is Padmavajra holding a skullcup upraised. At the bottom is Kukkuripa seated next to an affectionate dog.

Jeff Watt 6-2001

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Thematic Sets
Indian Adept: Mahasiddha Paintings, Palpung Composition
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Painting Gallery III
Indian Adept Main Page (Mahasiddha)
Painting Style: Eastern Tibet, Kham (Kham-dri)
Painting Set: Indian Adepts (8) - Palpung Composition III
Indian Adept: Ghantapada