Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Padmasambhava - 8 Forms: Pema Jungne

པད་མ་འབྱུང་གནས། 莲花生大士
(item no. 65273)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Nyingma and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Monastic

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Pema Jungne, Padmasambhava from a nine composition set of paintings depicting in the surrounding narrative vignettes the life story of Padmasambhava. At this time there are no other paintings from this set currently known. (See detail images of this painting or other Pema Jungne paintings).

At the middle right side are several depictions of Manjushri but the most interesting is the one with the five peaked, or terrace mountain, Wutaishan, in the background with five stupas marking each peak. Manjushri also holds a tortoise which is an important symbol in Buddhist astrology. Manjushri invented astrology at Wutaishan mountain.

Jeff Watt 8-2011

Reverse of Painting
English Translation of Inscription: Left second.

Secondary Images
Related Items
Exhibition Appearances
Exhibition: Padmasambhava, the Second Buddha

Thematic Sets
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art (RMA): Main Page
Padmasambhava: Pema Jungne