The First Vidyadhara (Wisdom-Holder) King of Shambhala, Manjushri Yashas (Beautiful Radiant Fame)

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

06.327

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 a female deity; more likely an image of The First Kulika King of Shambala, Manjushrikirti (Beautiful Radiant Glory). Dark-skinned deity.

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