The First Dharma (Religious) King of Shambhala, Sucandra (Beautiful Moon)

Tibetan
second half of the 17th century


Object Place: Tibet

Dimensions

80.9 x 43.3 cm (31 7/8 x 17 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

06.329

Medium or Technique

Distemper on cotton

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

Painting in hanging scroll (thangka) format, with replacement streamers, veil, and decorative stitched borders.

Probably not a representation of Vajradhara; more likely an image of The First Religious King of Shambala, Suchandra (Beautiful Moon). Enthroned bearded figure flanked by two smaller deities with kneeling attendant.

Provenance

1906, Denman Waldo Ross, Cambridge, MA; 1906, gift of Ross to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 8, 1906)

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection