figure (ritual & belief: representations)

Padmasambhava (bronze). Seated in lotus posture on double lotus throne, with sealed base. Right hand raised before chest, holding vajra, left hand in meditation posture, holding a (?) bowl. Robed, ‘mitre’ hat with vertical feather; magic staff resting on left shoulder. His two wives stand on each side holding his robe. Labelled: “GHURA PADMA”.

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