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Thangka

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Native Name:
Thangka
Object Number:
51-4-124
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Tibetan
Tibetan Buddhist
Provenience:
Tibet
Section:
Asian
Technique:
Painted
Iconography:
Yidam
Heruka Demons
Lamas
King
kuvera
Vishnu
Garuda
Siva
Nandi
Indra
Airavati
Description:
Painting. The Yidam, Sangdui, with sakti, surrounded by twenty emanations of him(?) and ten Heruka demons. Above: Lamas, more yidam figures, a Tibetan king. Below: Kuvera with sakti, and fifteen Hindu gods(Vishnu on garuda, Siva on Nandi, Indra on Airavati, Varuna on Snake, Agni on goat, Nirruti on man, Vayu on deer, Ganesa on rat, Brahma on bird. Surya in wagon with lotuses at shoulders), Durga on lion, etc. Extremely interesting iconographically, especially as some of the unusual figures are duly labelled and could eventually be deciphered.
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Robert R. Service
Other Number:
L-33   -   Other Number
6-1959-5   -   Other Number

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