Samantabhadra & Samantabhadri
In Tibet, according to the Nyingma or “Old Translation” school, Samantabhadra is the primordial Buddha who gave rise to all other Buddhas. He is often portrayed naked with a dark or bright blue body, to show nothingness and a lack of form. The woman sitting on him is Samantabhadri, Samantabhadra’s consort and female equivalent who is most often white, to represent wisdom. Neither are clothed to show the simplicity of the mind. The tantric embrace of Samantabhadri and Samantabhadra symbolizes the union of kindness and wisdom.
(77cmX47cm incl. silk brocade)