Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Padmasambhava

པད་མ་འབྱུང་གནས། 莲花生大士
(item no. 879)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Nyingma
Size 66.04x44.45cm (26x17.50in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# P1999.22.1
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Padmasambhava (Tibetan: pe ma jung ne. English: the Lotus Born), from the Ngar Pan Yontan Terdzo.

Padmasambhava is one of the three people traditionally credited with the founding of Tibetan Buddhism in the 8th century. In a manner of bestowing long-life he holds upraised in the right hand is a katvanga staff and in the left a long-life vase to the heart.

Pemasambhava Pema Jungne Biographical Details

Jeff Watt 2000

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