18th-19th century (made)

Height: 43.5 cm, Width: 28 cm

E.3033-1910 SSEA

Padvasambhava in his paradise; Religion, Tibet, C18-19

Tangka showuing the Paradise of Padmasambhava dressed in red, blue robes and hat on the holy mountain.(copper coloured); carries skull-cap and vajra and cradles a staff in the crook of his left elbow. The other figures just above are Amitabha in centre; Candavajrapani in dark red on the left; Avalokiteshvara on top centre, and Dakini Simhavaktra on the right in blue with white lion's face. Just below are the wives of Padmasmbhava- Mandarava and Bhasadara. The eight manifestations of Padmasambhava are shown just below the wives.At the bottom are thre of the four Lokapala (Guardians of the four cardinal points): Vaisravana, Dhritarashtra and Virudhaka. .

The copper coloured mouintain extends out of alake in the form of a rocky island reached by bridges from the mainland.

Location: In Storage

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