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Samantabhadra And Deities

Tibetan
18th century


Object Place: Tibet

Dimensions

36.5 x 27 cm (14 3/8 x 10 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

22.369

Medium or Technique

Distemper on cotton, mounted with silk, in panel format

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

Painting with decorative borders, mounted on support panel. Would have originally been in thangka format.

At the center of this small painting, a white deity is Bodhisattva atire sits making the teaching gesture (?) on an elephant. Above, in the clouds, are 4-armed, white Bodhisattva with a Buddha head in his crown seated at center with a red wrathful deity at the left and a blue wrathful deity at the right. Below, at center is a large sacred syllable with a winged wrathful diety at the left (wearing a garment of leaves) and a wrathful yab-yum on the right. The painting is apparently faded or abraded and difficult to read.

Provenance

1922, Denman Waldo Ross, Cambridge, MA; 1922, gift of Ross to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 2, 1922)

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection