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Thangka

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Native Name:
Thangka
Object Number:
93-24-10
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Nepalese (uncertain)
Tibetan (uncertain)
Provenience:
Nepal (uncertain)
Tibet (uncertain)
Date Made:
mid 19th century
Early Date:
1826
Late Date:
1874
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Silk
Canvas
Cotton
Description:
In the center is a dark blue deity with his feed on human figures. Deity has 4 heads, 10 arms, and is wearing a waistband of human heads. There are similar figures in each corner. Smaller deities fill in the rest of the painting; all are surrounded by flames. Background is blue at top and green at bottom. Yellow silk border with flower pattern. Purple backing. Wooden rod.
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Richard L. Miller

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