University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameThangka (uncertain)
Object Number: C415
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Tibetan
Lamaism
Provenience: Tibet
Nepal
Date Made: 17th Century - 18th Century
Early Date: 1600
Late Date: 1799
Section:Asian
Materials:Silk
Paper
Ink
Pigment
Technique:Painted
Iconography:Offerings
Eight Buddhist Symbols
Brahma
Jewels
Credit Line:Purchased from Viginier of Paris; Avery Fund, 1924
Other NumberCG94-1-77 - Found in Collection Number

Description

Painting with ink and opaque pigment on silk backed with heavy paper. Tibetan Lama painting of various offerings to a deity. Devis bearing the 8 Buddhist emblems and the 'offerings of the five senses'; Brahma and other (Hindu) deities bearing other offerings; personifications of the seven jewels; and (in lower corners) the 'seven personal jewels'. In center, an altar with usual fittings, and at bottom a basin of jewels. Typical Tibetan technique. Inscription in modern Tibetan on back. Unframed horizontal panel(was removed from old wooden frame and glass).


Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Royal Academy of Arts. 1935. Catalogue of the International Exhibition of Chinese Art. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 206, No. 2402; Pg. 220, 2402 (illustration)View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Fernald, H. E. 1926. Ancient Chinese Musical Instruments. The Museum Journal. Volume XVII (No. 4): 325-371. : Page/Fig./Plate: 325-371View Objects cited in this Publication

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