Himalayan Art Resources

Kings: Shambhala (King Appearance)

Shambhala Kings Iconography

Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Description
- Shambhala Kings Royal Appearance Outline
- Yashas (Panchen Set)
- King Appearance
- Masterworks
- Confusions
- Others...

Painting Sets:
- All Kings in one composition
- Prajnaparamita Blockprint Set
- Painting Set 4
- Painting Set 5
- Painting Set 6
- Painting Set 7 (4 figures)
- Painting Set 9
- Painting Set 11 (Tashi Lhunpo)
- Others...

'King Appearance' in Himalayan art is a specific type of figurative form from the group of eleven forms. The principal characteristics are the face often with a stern look achieved by upturned eyebrows accompanied by a mustache and goatee. The clothing is heavy and layered with multiple colours, a cloth head covering or hat sometimes with a small jeweled crown, and boots on the feet. They can hold any number of objects in their hands.

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Jeff Watt [updated 12-2020]

(The images below are only a selection of examples from the links above).