|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
|Date Made:||13th Century - Mid 18th Century|
|Credit Line:||Gift of Mrs. Robert R. Service, 1951|
|Other Number:||28-Z - Other Number|
Very rare Bongpa offering painting (kangdze) related to the Bon religion. Painted on sheer silk, making it very effective when hung against the light (although this was probably not intended). As in 51-4-126, the supreme deity in Garuda form is flanked by the white lion and blue dragon, while the Demon-lord (mgon po or Mahakala) stands in a pavilion. Altar with offerings and three mountain shrines (?) below. Mounting of late 17th century golden tribute silk, with inset of a mid-18th century cuff for dragon robe, still in the original piece (uncut).
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