Himalayan Art Resources

Item: King - of Shambhala

རྒྱལ་པོ། 国王
(item no. 77192)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Publication: Wisdom Publications, Calender
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: King

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Shambhala King: peaceful in appearance, reddish in colour, he wears all the royal attire of a king. In the right hand is a gold eight-spoked wheel held to the heart. In the left he holds the stem of a lotus flower supporting a large blue gem emanating rays of light. With the right leg pendant and the left drawn in he wears green boots, seated atop a moon disc, pink lotus seat and a modest throne. This king is not accompanied by a companion figure.

Jeff Watt 6-2009

Wisdom Calendar 2000 - September (full catalog list)

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