Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Indian Adept (siddha) - (multiple figures)

རྒྱ་གར་གྱི་གྲུབ་ཆེན། 印度大成就者
(item no. 73819)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Gelug and Buddhist
Size 65.40x38.10cm (25.75x15in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection John and Berthe Ford
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Interpretation / Description

Shavaripa and Darikapa, Indian adepts from the set of Eighty-four Great Adepts (mahasiddha) of the Vajrasana System by the artist Khazi Lhazo, circa 1800, Eastern Tibet, Dagyab Region, Khazi Village. The complete set of paintings would likely number either 43 or 45 compositions.

The lower figure is identified by a name inscription. The upper figure is identified by iconography.

Jeff Watt 2000 [Updated 5-2016]

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