Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Padmasambhava - (Main Form)

པད་མ་འབྱུང་གནས། 莲花生大士
(item no. 65718)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Nyingma and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # C2006.51.1
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: King

Gender: Male

TBRC: bdr:P4956

Interpretation / Description

Padmasambhava, Teachers and Deities.

The inscription on the reverse of the painting was composed by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo for the Government Minister Tashi Dondrub who commissioned the painting as a support for his personal religious practice. It is most likely that the hand prints on the reverse are those of Khyentse Wangpo as well. (See other handprints of Khyentse Wangpo).

Jeff Watt 4-2014

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

Thematic Sets
Padmasambhava: Youthful Appearance
Padmasambhava Main Page
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Painting Gallery 4
Painting Style: Kham Region (Kham-ri)
Padmasambhava: 'Revealed Treasure'
Padmasambhava: Painting Masterworks
Collection of RMA: Best of Collection 2