|1800 - 1899
|Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
|Rubin Museum of Art
Urgyan Dorje Chang, Pema Jungne (English: the Vajra Holder from the [land] of Oddiyana, Lotus Born): from the set of Eight Manifestations of Padmasambhava.
Peaceful, (dark blue in colour) gold painted, with one face, three eyes and two hands, he holds in the right a gold vajra and in the left, resting on the knee, a vajra handled bell. Adorned with a crown of gold and jewels, earrings and bracelets, a scarf and lower garment of silks. With the two legs folded in vajra posture he is surrounded by a red nimbus and orange areola. Embraced by the consort, wearing flowers in the hair and an green scarf, holding upraised a skullcup of nectar, they sit atop a white moon disc and multi-coloured flower blossom rising from a lotus pond.
Jeff Watt 11-2000