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Thangka

Native NameThangka
Object Number:51-4-149
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tibetan
Buddhist
Provenience: Tibet
Date Made: 19th Century
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Technique:Painted
Iconography:Sakyamuni Buddha
White Tara
Kubera
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Robert R. Service, 1951
Other Number:L-49 - Other Number

Description

Painting. Sakyamuni Buddha blessing the souls who are suffering torment in the Buddhist Hell, accompanied by the White Tara and Kubera. 51-4-139 to 153 are a set: Sakyamuni Buddha in different aspects. Extremely interesting set, with long inscriptions and pagodas on the back of each painting. (Although mounted alike, internal evidence suggests more than one set here).

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