Himalayan Art Resources

Item: King - of Shambhala

རྒྱལ་པོ། 国王
(item no. 89986)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Gelug
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: King

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Shambhala Kings: Pundarika 2nd, Sumitra 5th and Bhadra 3rd.

The large central figure is Pundarika, the 2nd of the 25 Shambhala Kings. He is an emanation of Avalokiteshvara, white in colour, holding a string of prayer beads in the right hand and the stem of a white lotus blossom in the left. At the lower left is Sumitra the 5th King holding an arrow in the right hand and a bow in the left. At the lower right is Bhadra, the 3rd King, holding a wheel in the right hand and a white conch shell in the left.

Jeff Watt 6-2009

Secondary Images
Related Items
Publication: Compassion & Reincarnation in Tibetan Art

Thematic Sets
Kings: Shambhala Kings Main Page
Kings: Shambhala (Set 5)
Kings: Shambhala Kings (Masterworks, 香巴拉王)
Collection: Private 1