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Tanka of Vajrabhairava

Tanka of Vajrabhairava

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Date: circa 1700-circa 1800
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Type of Resource:
Description:
Other common spellings for Tibetan banner paintings include thangka, thanka, and tangka.
Abstract:
A central Tibetan watercolor painting on cotton that depicts Vajrabhairava with a dark blue body, nine heads, thirty-four arms, and sixteen legs, as well as wearing a garland of fifty human heads. He is below smaller figures, including Atiśa Dipankara Shrijnana (980-1054), also known as Atisha, a Buddhist teacher from the Pala Empire, and Tsoṅ-kha-pa Blo-bzaṅ-grags-pa with two disciples, as well as two protective divinities. He is above smaller figures of divinities, including Begtse, Yama, Yami, and Lha-mo.
Physical Description:
1 painting: watercolor on cotton; 60.5 x 41.0 cm. bordered and mounted on silk brocade 117 x 73 cm.
Host Note:
Other common spellings for Tibetan banner paintings include thangka, thanka, and tangka.
Box:
Box 68
Rights:
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
Curated Collection: Tankas
Exhibition Note:
Tanka collection
Object ID: 10563756
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