Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Padmasambhava - Guru Dragpo (meditational form)

པད་མ་འབྱུང་གནས། 莲花生大士
(item no. 91087)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Nyingma
Size 55.88x40.01cm (22x15.75in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Erie Art Museum
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Wrathful

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Guru Dragpo: a meditational deity, the inner form of Guru Padmasambhava.

Wrathful, red in colour, with the right hand holding aloft a vajra scepter and the left grasping a black scorpion. Lamas sit above and enlightened deities and protectors are arranged below: Vajrakila, Chemchog Heruka and Maning Mahakala.

Jeff Watt 10-2000

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Tradition: Nyingma Deity Paintings
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