Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Vajrasattva (Buddhist Deity)

རྡོ་རྗེ་སེམས་དཔའ། 金刚萨埵
(item no. 838)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Nyingma
Size 33.66x26.67cm (13.25x10.50in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# P1999.10.4
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Vajrasattva with Consort.

At the top center is the primordial buddha of the Nyingma Tradition Samantabhadra with the consort Samantabhadri. Four additional figures of teachers sit to the right and left sides. Below them are two additional seated teachers.

Below that on the left is Padmasambhava and on the right side is Yeshe Tsogyal.

At the bottom center is the female protector deity Ekajati. On the left is the female charnal ground protector Drogdze Wangmo and on the right the male Tsen spirit Tsi'u Marpo riding a red horse.

The inscription on the back says "...newly made object of worship for dge slong sngags rams pa yongs 'du with the blessing by o rgyan pa."

Jeff Watt 5-2012

Secondary Images
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Subject: Purification & Healing (General) Page
Tradition: Nyingma Deity Paintings
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Painting Gallery 8
Buddhist Deity: Vajrasattva Main Page
Buddhist Deity: Vajrasattva with Consort
Tradition: Mindrolling (Nyingma)