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Thangka

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Native Name:
Thangka
Object Number:
51-4-122
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Tibetan
Tibetan Buddhist
Provenience:
Tibet
Date Made:
15th Century - 1951
Early Date:
1400
Late Date:
1951
Section:
Asian
Technique:
Painted
Iconography:
Paradise Of Kuvera
Gate
Guard
Yaksha
Naga Raja
Ruler
Naga (Snake)
Horses
Yak
Lamas
Eight Buddhist Symbols
Seven Jewels
Chorten
Description:
Painting. Very old and rare representation of the Paradise of Kuvera. Palace of Kuvera with 8 gates guarded by 8 Yaksha marshals(one displaced so he can be seen). Naga king and secular human ruler, lesser nagas at sides presenting offerings. Three walls around the palace, with armed guards. Around the outside, jewel trees, coral trees, horses and yaks. Above: two rows of Red Lama saints and dignitaries. Below: 8 precious things and the seven jewels. Subtitles in Tibetan script make this especially interesting. Elaborate chorten, stupa, drawn on back.
Height:
129cm
Width:
74cm
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Robert R. Service
Other Number:
28-C   -   Other Number

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