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Samantabhadra And Deities

18th century

Object Place: Tibet


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Distemper on cotton, mounted with silk, in panel format

Not On View





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.


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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection