Padmasambhava Surrounded by Meditational Deities
MediumPigments, gilding on cloth
DimensionsImage : 17 x 11 7/8 in. (43.18 x 30.16 cm)
Work : 21 1/8 x 15 1/2 in. (53.66 x 39.37 cm)
Mat : 24 x 20 in. (60.96 x 50.8 cm)
Credit LineHope College Collection
Padmasambhava often functions as a meditational deity in Tibetan and Mongolian Tantric Buddhism. This painting depicts Padmasambhava surrounded by a host of other meditational deities, including (moving clockwise from the top): Amitabha Buddha, Six-Syllable Avalokiteshvara, Bhaishajyaguru, Green Tara, Vajrapani, Ushnishavijaya, Seven-eyed White Tara, Manjushri, Two-eyed White Tara, Akshobhya Buddha and a younger incarnation of Padmasambhava.