|Date Range||1700 - 1799|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton|
|Collection||Rubin Museum of Art|
|Catalogue #||acc.# P1998.4.6|
Vajradhara (Tibetan: dor je chang. English: the Vajra Holder): surrounded by meditational deities below with Indian adepts and Tibetan lamas seated above - the Field for the Accumulation of Merit (Tib.: tsog shing).
At the top center arranged on billowing clouds are Vajradhara with the mahasiddhas Tilopa and Naropa at the right and left, followed by the Tibetan translator Marpa, the yogi Milarepa, the doctor and monk Gampopa, Pagmodrupa (former student of Sachen Kunga Nyingpo) and two additional figures in the line of Pagmodrupa.
At the center of the composition is Vajradhara, seated in front of a large palace, with the female personification of wisdom directly above - Prajnaparamita. Directly behind those two figures, one above the other, are Tibetan books stacked in even rows.
At Vajradhara's right side is Shakyamuni Buddha. On the left side is Chaturbhuja Avalokiteshvara. In froint stands the principal meditational deity Chakrasamvara and Vajrayogini. At the lower right of Chakrasamvara is Sahaja Heruka Hevajra and Chaturbhuja Mahakala. On the left is Vajravarahi and Shri Devi.
At the bottom center is white Vajrasattva with a seated lama to the side, followers and donors figures.
Jeff Watt 11-2000
12. Shakyamui Buddha
13. Dharma (books)
14. Chaturbhuja Avalokiteshvara
15. Heruka Chakrasamvara
16. Heruka Hevajra
17. Vajravarahi Yogini
18. Chaturbhuja Mahakala
19. Shri Devi
21. Donor Figure