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Padmasambhava Thangka

Abstract

47-3/4 (L) x 29 (W) inches. Padmasambhava, a follower of Vajrayana Buddhism is credited with subduing and incorporating the native Tibetan Tsug religious deities into the Buddhist pantheon and founder of the Nyingmapa sect. Padmasambhava as Gurau Rimpoche (the Precious Teacher) is seated in the center on a lotus throne, surrounded by other manifestations of himself, mahasiddas and other deities. He is dressed in layered yellow, green blue and red voluminous robes and wears his red and gold peaked mitre hat topped with a golden dorje or ritual staff, against his left shoulder and in his raised right hand he holds a dorje. On either side of him are consorts, Mandarawa and Yeshetsogyal. Above, from left to right are Vajrahana and his consort in YabYum, Vajrapani, Amitabha, and two Mahasiddas; followed by unidentified figure, Mahakara Yab Yum, Chenrezi, Dakini and Lodan Chrogsre; Nyma Ozer and Shakyasengge. Below him are an unidentified protective deity Guru Sengge, Lion-head Dakini and Dorje Drolo; Rahu, Begtse, an unidentified Dam Chen guardian; Dorje Legspa on a snow lion in the left corner, a group of heavenly musicians and Tsering Ma on a snow lion in the right corner. On the reverse are two mantric inscriptions: Om ah hum and a dedication in black ink. Mounted as a scroll with red and yellow silk brocade frames on green brocade with painted yellow and red silk dust cover and plain silver scroll ends.

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Materials may be used for educational, non-commercial purposes only. Acknowledgement to be given to the ASIANetwork-Luce Asian Art in the Undergraduate Curriculum Project and to the college from whose collection the work comes. The individual college retains copyright to the work.

Administrative Notes

Materials may be used for educational, non-commercial purposes only. Acknowledgement to be given to the ASIANetwork-Luce Asian Art in the Undergraduate Curriculum Project and to the college from whose collection the work comes. The individual college retains copyright to the work.

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DePauw University
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