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Thangka

Native NameThangka
Object Number:51-41-13A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tibetan
Buddhist
Provenience: China
East Tibet
Chengtu
Date Made: 15th Century - 19th Century
Early Date: 1400
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Silk
Pigment
Technique:Painted
Iconography:Avalokitesvara
Lokeshvara
Sakyamuni Buddha
Tsongkhapa
Bodhisattva
Hayagriva
Mahakala
Ushnishavijaya
Shiva?
Credit Line:Gift of Schuyler V. R. Cammann, 1951
Other Number:41.064 - Other Number

Description

Painting. Very rare dancing form of Avalokitesvara (Lokeshvara). Top: Sakyamuni, Tsongkhapa, and a bodhisattva, Hayagriva and Mahakala. At sides: Ushnishavijaya and a rare form of Shiva or an ascetic. Bottom: three rare forms of Avalokitsvara, including the Simhasana one. Fine Sichuan silks in mounting. There is an inscription on the back.

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