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Padmasambhava

Tibetan
19th century


Object Place: Tibet

Dimensions

Height x width: 70.3 x 48.5 cm (27 11/16 x 19 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

47.82

Medium or Technique

Distemper on cotton

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

Painting with stitched borders, mounted on support panel. Would have originally been in thangka format.

Pad-ma hbyun-gnas (Padmasambhava, the lotus-born), seated enthroned in his paradise. In his right hand he holds the vajra, in his left, the patra or begging bowl. His special symbol, the khatvanga, is held against his breast with the left arm. He is surro

Provenance

1947, Miss Lucy Aldrich, Providence, RI; 1947, gift of Aldrich to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 9, 1947)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich