|Date Range||1700 - 1799|
|Lineages||Nyingma and Buddhist|
|Size||21.59cm (8.50in) high|
|Material||Metal, Stone Inset: Coral, Turquoise|
|Collection||Rubin Museum of Art|
|Catalogue #||acc.# F1997.54.5|
Padmasambhava, Lion's Roar (T. pema jungne sengge dradog): idealized wrathful form of the Indian Tantric Buddhist teacher Padmasambhava, representing the power of all Buddhas. This sculpture would have been part of a set of nine sculpture depicting the principal manifestations of Padmasambhava. (See a sculpture set of the Eight Manifestations).
Typically blue in colour, with one face and two hands, he holds aloft in the right a golden vajra scepter. The left hand extended to the side displays a wrathful gesture. Yellow hair flows upward from the top of the head. Adorned with gold and jewel ornaments, a crown, bracelets and the like, the upper body is covered with the skin of a snow lion, white, with a green mane. The lower body is wrapped with a tiger skin: treading upon two prone forms.
Sengge Dradog is commonly confused with several other wrathful deities such as Vajrapani, Vighnantaka, and others.
Jeff Watt 9-2000 [updated 7-2015]