University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameThangka
Object Number: 93-24-8
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
Vajra Vetali
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Richard L. Miller, 1993


Vajrabhairava (in center with three heads on either side of face) with consort, Vajra Vetali. 13 skulls across the heads. On top of those is another demon and Buddha-like figure. Hands around deity. At the bottom are 3 demons each surrounded by flames. There are demons in each top corner, and a Buddha in the center. Gold cover cloth with red ribbons. Back is green with white flowers. There is a three character inscription on the back. Wooden rod.

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