The Penn Museum will be reopening to the public on July 28. Learn more.
logo

Thangka

Native NameThangka
Object Number:51-4-134
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tibetan
Buddhist
Provenience: East Tibet
Date Made: 19th Century
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Pigment
Silk
Iconography:Ushnishavijaya
Guardian Figure
Five Dhyani Buddhas
Bodhisattvas
Gandharvas
Manjusri
Avalokitesvara
Vajrapani
Sitatapatra
Buddha of the Past
Buddha of the Present
Buddha of the Future
Kubera
Jambhala
Chorten
Vasudhara
White Tara
Green Tara
Height: 103 cm
Width: 62 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Robert R. Service, 1951
Other Number:28-U - Other Number

Description

Painting. Ushnishavijaya Nine Deity Configuration. Ushnishavijaya with two principal attendants and six Dharmapala guardians as in 51-4-133. Top: The Five Dhyani Buddhas in bodhisattva garb, and two Gandharvas pouring down holy water (like the Nagas in 51-4-133). Upper right: Manjusri, Avalokitesvara, Vajrapani and Sitatapatra (with umbrella-like banner). Upper left: 3 Buddhas of the past, present and fugure and an unidentified goddess. Below, center: Kubera, Jambhala and a chorten. Bottom: Vasudhara, White Tara, Green Tara, Kubera in Dharmapala form: offerings of silk and jewels. Typical East Tibetan style. Painting separating from mounting.

You may also be interested in these objects:


See a problem? Let us know online.collections@pennmuseum.org