|Origin Location||Eastern Tibet|
|Date Range||1600 - 1699|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton|
Padmasambhava (Tibetan: pe ma jung ne, English: the One Arisen from a Lotus): the central founder of Buddhism in Tibet.
Unusually dark in complexion, he holds upraised in the right hand a gold vajra scepter. The left hand supports a white skullcup and longevity vase in the lap. Wearing the three religious robes, the head is adorned with the lotus crown. In a relaxed posture with the left leg slightly extended atop a white moon disc and multi-coloured lotus blossom he is surrounded by a blue nimbus and green aureola both edged with gold and encrusted with red and blue wish-fulfilling gems. 356 identical forms of Padmasambhava each attired in variously coloured garments surround the central figure.
Jeff Watt 4-2000
Front of Painting
English Translation of Inscription: The Lord, Great Teacher, of All Conquerors.
Wylie Transliteration of Inscription: rgyal ba kun gyi ma ha gu ru rje
Reverse of Painting
Special Features: (Cursive script (Umay), is black, includes additional imagery)