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Thangka

Native NameThangka
Object Number:51-4-121
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tibetan
Buddhist
Provenience: East Tibet
Date Made: 19th Century
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Pigment
Technique:Painted
Iconography:Vaishravana
Lion
Yaksa
Warriors
Jewel-Spitting Mongoose
Five Dhyani Buddhas
Ratnasambhava
Akshobhya
Vairocana
Amitabha Buddha
Amoghasiddha
Naga Raja
Nobleman
Altar
Offerings
Eight Buddhist Symbols
Jewels
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Robert R. Service, 1951
Other Number:28 - Other Number

Description

Vaishravana Riding a Lion accompanied by a Retinue of Eight Horsemen against a background of palace pavilions and park trees. On either side of him four Yaksa marshals as mounted warriors, bearing weapons and jewel-spitting mongooses, each with his own palace pavilion. Top: the Five Dhyani Buddhas in bodhisattva garb, Ratnasambhava, Akshobhya, Vairocana, Amitabha, Amoghasiddha. Below: a Naga raja and a human nobleman, offering gifts; and an altar with offerings (The Eighth Buddhist symbols and assorted jewels). East Tibetan work, a little finer than usual.

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