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Thangka

Native NameThangka
Object Number:51-4-117
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tibetan
Lamaism
Provenience: Tibet
Date Made: 19th Century
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Technique:Painted
Iconography:Padmasambhava
Wife
Avalokitesvara
Amitabha Buddha
Amitayus Buddha
Acala
Kubera
Simhavaktra Dakini
Offerings
Jewels
Magpie
Plum Tree
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Robert R. Service, 1951
Other Number:28-AA - Other Number

Description

Painting. Padmasambhava and the Eight Principal Manifestations. Padma Sambhava, Founder of Lamaism, seated on a lotus rising from a lake (allusion to mystic birth), attended by his two wives. On each side of him (connected by rainbow rays), are four other forms of him. Top: 4-armed Avalokitesvara, Amitabha, Amitayus. Bottom: Acala, Kubera, Simhavaktra Dakini. Heap of offerings (7 jewels, etc.). Conventional Eastern Tibetan work; mounting has an interesting panel of satin, showing magpies and plum branches (Chinese).

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