Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Padmasambhava - 8 Forms: Pema Jungne

པད་མ་འབྱུང་གནས། 莲花生大士
(item no. 920)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Nyingma
Size 67.31x44.45cm (26.50x17.50in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# P1999.31.2
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Monastic

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Padmasambhava, Pema Jungne: a manifestation from the set of eight forms of Padmasambhava representing eight important narratives in his life-story; from a set of nine paintings. At the top left corner is Dhanasamskrita.

At the top right is a temple setting with the abbot Shantirakshita seated before the King of Tibet, Trisongdetsen in the newly constructed main temple of Samye Monastery.

Art Represented in Art: See upper right corner, a metalwork sculpture is depicted on a shrine table.

Jeff Watt 2-2004

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Exhibition Appearances
Exhibition: Padmasambhava, the Second Buddha

Thematic Sets
Tradition: Nyingma Teachers (Paintings)
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Painting Gallery 8
Padmasambhava: Pema Jungne
Subject: Art Depicted in Art (Sculpture - All Images)
Subject: Initiation Rituals
Padmasambhava: Eight Forms Main Page
Subject: Art Depicted in Art