|Date Range||1800 - 1899|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton|
|Collection||Rubin Museum of Art|
|Catalogue #||acc.# P1999.25.1|
Padmasambhava (Tibetan: pema jung ne. English: the Lotus Born): from the land of Oddiyana, Padmasambhava is considered one of the three principal founders of Tibetan Buddhism in the 8th century (Life-story painting).
Padmasambhava holds a vajra in the right hand and in the left a white skullcup containing a long-life vase ornamented at the top with the Buddha of Long-life, Amitayus. Surrounding the vase are many colourful wish-fulfilling jewels. At the top center is a very small depiction of the primordial Buddha Samantabhadra special to the Nyingma Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.
Jeff Watt 11-2000