University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameThangka
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
Iconography:Chakrasamvara
Vajrayogini
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Richard L. Miller, 1993

Description

In the center is a dark blue deity, Chakrasamvara holding Vajrayogini. He stands with his feet 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.


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