Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity) - Vajradharma, Red

སྤྱན་རས་གཟིགས། 观音菩萨
(item no. 59740)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1600 - 1699
Lineages Sakya, Ngor (Sakya) and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Peaceful

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Avalokiteshvara, Vajradharma (Tib.: chen re zi, dor je cho): red with one face and two hands.

"Vajradharma has one face and two hands; the two are performing the gesture of meditative equipoise and holding above the stem of a lotus, with the same ornaments, appearance and garments as the others." (One Hundred Methods of Accomplishment, Konchog Lhundrub, 1497-1557).

Jeff Watt, 6-2006


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