Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Samantabhadra Buddha

ཀུན་ཏུ་བཟང་པོ། སངས་རྒྱས། 普贤佛
(item no. 922)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Nyingma
Size 81.92x57.15cm (32.25x22.50in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# P1999.32.1
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Samantabhadra (Tibetan: kun tu zang po. English: All Good) with consort. The primordial Buddha of the Nyingma School, surrounded by peaceful and wrathful deities.

Sanskrit: Samantabhadra Tibetan: Kun tu zang po

"Primordial Lord of unchanging light,
Central origin of all mandalas,
Possessing the ocean of knowledge and pristine awareness;
Homage to Samantabhadra Father-Mother!" (Nyingma liturgical verse).

Jeff Watt 11-2000

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