Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Padmasambhava - 8 Forms: Nyima Oser

པད་མ་འབྱུང་གནས། 莲花生大士
(item no. 675)
Origin Location Central Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Sakya
Size 90.17x68.58cm (35.50x27in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Shelley & Donald Rubin
Catalogue # acc.# P1998.7.3
Painting School Khyenri
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Mahasiddha

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Nyima Ozer, Pema Jungne (English: Rays of the Sun, Lotus Born): from the set of Eight Manifestations of Padmasambhava.

In the austere appearance of a mahasiddha he is orange in colour with long black hair, some tied as a topknot. The right hand holds upright a katvanga staff and the left placed across the knee performs a mudra with the index finger extended - holding a lasso. Adorned with a skull crown, bone earrings, necklace, bracelets and the like he wears a green scarf, and a skirt of tiger skin; seated on a moon disc and multi-coloured lotus blossom seat.

At the the top are three Sakya lamas. At the bottom left is the goddess of power, Kurukulle. At the right is Maharakta Ganapati with an elephant head.

Jeff Watt 11-2000

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