University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameThangka
Object Number: 93-24-4
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Mongolian
Provenience: Mongolia
Date Made: Early 20th Century
Early Date: 1900
Late Date: 1959
Section:Asian
Materials:Silk
Canvas
Iconography:Dakini
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Richard L. Miller, 1993

Description

Green Dakini with raised left leg, holding a scepter with 3 miniature skulls on top. Deity is wearing a collar and hair decorations of 25 skulls. There is a figure lying on a gold flower that has eyes, mouth and nose. The background of the deity is red, long oval, surrounded with gold, swirling forms. The deity holds in its left hand a white object. The background has flowers, clouds, and rocks. Three character inscription on the back.


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