University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameThangka
Object Number: 51-4-118
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Tibetan
Tibetan Buddhist
Provenience: Tibet
Date Made: 19th Century
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Cloth
Pigment
Technique:Painted
Iconography:Vajrapani
Amitabha Buddha
Sakyamuni Buddha
Lake
Offering
Pearls
Tusks
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Robert R. Service, 1951
Other Number28-CC - Other Number

Description

Painting. Vajrapani Krodha, with two smaller prepresentations of him. Top: Amitabha and Sakyamuni Buddhas. On the lotus rising from the lake, a suppliant(artist or patron). Offering of 'pearls' and tusks below. The red-background fabric at sides and bottom is usually described as 'Indian printed cloth', but here are purely Chinese motifs. The back has multiple inscriptions.


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