The Fourth Vidyadhara (Wisdom-Holder) King of Shambhala

The Fourth Vidyadhara (Wisdom-Holder) King of Shambhala

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

06.328

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 the Guardian Of The South; more likely an image of The Second Religious King of Shambala, Devendra (Heavenly Mighty One). Three-quarter view of seated figure, haloed, making gesture of no fear (abhaya mudra) with mountain peak in background.

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