Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Indian Adept (siddha) - Virupa

རྒྱ་གར་གྱི་གྲུབ་ཆེན། 印度大成就者
(item no. 73721)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Sakya, Jonang (Sakya) and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection John and Berthe Ford
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Mahasiddha

Gender: Male

TBRC: bdr:P3293

Interpretation / Description

Virupa, Mahasiddha: performing the teaching gesture with the two hands at the heart and seated in a relaxed posture.

At the top center is Vairochana Buddha, on the left is Akshobhya, Ratnasambhava on the right. At the lower left is Amitabha Buddha with Amoghasiddhi on the right.

Jeff Watt 3-2015

Related Items
Publication: Secret Revelation of Tibetan Thangkas

Thematic Sets
Indian Adept: Siddha Appearance Masterworks (Painting)
Indian Adept: Virupa (Paintings)
Indian Adept (Mahasiddha): Painting (Late Period 17th to the Present)
Indian Adept: Virupa Main Page
Indian Adept: Virupa (Dharma Teaching Gesture)
Indian Adept: Virupa Religious Context
Painting Style: Khyenri - Teachers & Siddhas
Subject: Five Buddhas (Secondary Figures)
Indian Adept: Virupa (Painting Masterworks)