Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Padmasambhava - 8 Forms: Pema Jungne

པད་མ་འབྱུང་གནས། 莲花生大士
(item no. 866)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Uncertain
Size 87.00x52.07cm (34.25x20.50in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# P1999.17.4
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Monastic

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Padmasambhava in pandita form wearing the garments of a monastic. Above and to the sides are the Twenty-five Principal Disciples. Depicted in front of the central figure is a mandala and initial ritual in progress. Below that is a teaching scene.

Jeff Watt [updated 2-2018]

Related Items
Exhibition Appearances
Exhibition: Padmasambhava, the Second Buddha

Thematic Sets
Padmasambhava: Pema Jungne
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Painting Gallery 8
Collection of RMA: Best of Collection 2
Subject: Initiation Rituals