Himalayan Art Resources

Item: King - of Shambhala

རྒྱལ་པོ། 国王
(item no. 77259)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: King

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Shambhala King: Chokyi Gyalpo Rigden Dawa Zangpo is peaceful in appearance, blue in colour, holding the stems of two lotus blossoms supporting a gold vajra and bell. To the right side of the king sits a consort, blue in colour, holding a stringed instrument. This image iconographically identical to HAR #51821. They are both seated atop an ornate throne supported by the four prominant Hindu Gods Brahma, Indra, Vishnu and Shiva, in front of a large temple and stupa complex.

Jeff Watt 12-2007

Wisdom Calendar 1995 - September (full catalog list)

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