Himalayan Art Resources

Item: King - Trisong Detsen

རྒྱལ་པོ། 国王
(item no. 820)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Nyingma
Size 49.53x76.20cm (19.50x30in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# P1999.6.1
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: King

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Trisong Detsen (740-798): the Tibetan King that firmly established Buddhism in Tibet, emanation of the bodhisattva Manjushri, having invited Padmasambhava from India, and built the first monastery - Samye Chokor Ling. The wisdom sword and book are supported atop two lotus blossoms.

Above and below, he is surrounded by 8 of the disciples from the set known as the 25 Disciples of Padmasambhava.

Jeff Watt 7-2001

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