University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameThangka
Object Number: 93-24-2
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Nepalese (uncertain)
Tibetan (uncertain)
Provenience: Nepal (uncertain)
Tibet (uncertain)
Date Made: Early 20th Century
Early Date: 1900
Late Date: 1925
Section:Asian
Materials:Paper
Iconography:Yama Dharmaraja
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Richard L. Miller, 1993

Description

Yama Dharmaraja ( Buddhist Protector) and retinue figures. Above Yama's head are orange flames formed in an arc. Above the flames are three female figures sitting in cross-legged position on clouds, left, center, and right. Each figure is holding a crystal ball in her left hand and the figure on the left is holding a blue wand. On the girdle of the beast are fourteen heads. In the green border on either side of the painting are flowering trees and hills. In white clouds on each side of the monster are 8 beasts, four on each side, in various warlike poses. Below the supine more war-like figures, two astride white horses.


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