Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Padmasambhava - (unidentified form)

པད་མ་འབྱུང་གནས། 莲花生大士
(item no. 90353)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Nyingma and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Gender: Male

TBRC: bdr:P4956

Interpretation / Description

Padmasambhava (Tibetan: pema jung ne. English: the Lotus Born) from the land of Oddiyana. The main founder of Tibetan Buddhism, 8th century.

Pemasambhava Pema Jungne Biographical Details

Padmasambhava has many different forms both peaceful and wrathful, sometimes depicted as a king, other times depicted as a siddha or monk or deity. The majority of these forms arise from the 'Revealed Treasure' (terma) Tradition of the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism.

Jeff Watt 2-2016

Secondary Images
Related Items
Thematic Sets
Padmasambhava: 'Revealed Treasure'
Painting Type: Miniature Paintings in Himalayan Art
Padmasambhava Main Page
Collection of Robert & Lois Baylis
Subject: Strings of Miniature Paintings (Banners)
Collection: Christie's, New York (Painting. March, 2016)