University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameThangka
Object Number: 93-24-5
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Tibet
Date Made: 19th Century
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Silk
Canvas
Cotton
Iconography:Mahakala
Chaturbhuja
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Richard L. Miller, 1993

Description

Mahakala (Buddhist Protector) Chaturbhuja (Four-hands) in Yabyum with retinue figures. Central multi-armed green deity. Seven buddha-like figures around the top. Along the bottom are demon-like figures riding lions, horses and birds. One red border followed by wider blue border. Design on all borders. Orange cover with red ribbons. Back is black cotton with flower pattern. Hung on wooden rod. Inscription on back.


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