Himalayan Art Resources

Painting Set: Indian Adepts Set (Ford)

Mahasiddha Main Page

Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Khazi Lhazo Main Page
- Dzaya Pandita set
- Prajnaparamita set
- HAR #65496
- Darikapa & Gewa Pal Comparison
- Confusions
- Others...

A painting set of the Eighty-four Mahasiddhas comprising forty-three compositions with two figures per painting. The artist is most likely to be Khazi Lhazo and atelier (Chamdo region, late 18th and early 19th century). At this time only three compositions from the set are known. These three paintings below have been well published over the past twenty-five years and have been previously dated to be from the 15th century through to the 17th century.

The iconographic depictions of this set are the basis for the Prajnaparamita set and the Dzaya Pandita set of Mongolian paintings. For another painting in a similar Eastern Tibetan style see HAR #65496.

Jeff Watt [updated 3-2020]