Indian and Himalayan Art
Padmasambhava's Paradise Surrounded by Scenes from the Life of Padma 'od 'bar
Nyingma, c. 19th century
Artist/maker unknown, Tibetan
Colors on cloth
Currently not on view
1959-47-1Gift of Stella Kramrisch, 1959
LabelPadmasambhava, brought to Tibet in the eighth century by a Tibetan king, founded tantric Buddhism, or Lamaism. An Indian guru, he subdued all the malignant gods of Tibet, sparing only those who converted to Buddhism and promised to be defenders of Buddhist doctrine. He is here surrounded with pictures of episodes from his life.