Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Padmasambhava - (Main Form)

པད་མ་འབྱུང་གནས། 莲花生大士
(item no. 849)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Drigung (Kagyu) and Buddhist
Size 63.50x43.18cm (25x17in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# P1999.13.8
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: King

Gender: Male

TBRC: bdr:P4956

Interpretation / Description

Padmasambhava (Tibetan: pema jung ne. English: the Lotus Born) from the land of Oddiyana. The main founder of Tibetan Buddhism, 8th century, surrounded by subsequent lineage teachers, meditational deities and protectors from the Nyingma and Drigung Kagyu lineages. At the middle right is Achi Chokyi Drolma riding a horse.

Pemasambhava Pema Jungne Biographical Details

Jeff Watt 11-2000

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