Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Padmasambhava - Guru Dragpo (meditational form)

པད་མ་འབྱུང་གནས། 莲花生大士
(item no. 69430)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1500 - 1599
Lineages Nyingma and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Wrathful

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Guru Dragpo, (English: Wrathful Teacher) wrathful Padmasambhava with consort, from the Terma (Revealed Treasure) Lineage of Ratna Lingpa (1403-1479).

This small painting belongs to a larger set depicting the important deities of the Ratna Lingpa tradition.

Jeff Watt 8-2005

Secondary Images
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Collection of Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
Painting Style: Kham Riwoche Region (15th-20th century)
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Padmasambhava: Guru Dragpo Main Page
Painting Set: Ratna Lingpa (& Kagyu) 'Terma' Set
Padmasambhava: Guru Dragpo Heruka
Padmasambhava: Early Images (Primary & Secondary)
Padmasambhava: Guru Dragpo (Riwoche)
Subject: Garuda, 'Revealed Treasure' Signature
Padmasambhava: Guru Dragpo (Masterworks)
Subject: Masterworks (Male Deity, 男神)