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The Nine Dralha Brothers

Tibetan
about early 17th century


Object Place: Tibet (Eastern)

Dimensions

86.4 x 59.3 cm (34 x 23 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

09.83

Medium or Technique

Distemper on cotton

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

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

The nine Dralha brothers are believed to protect their devotees and help overcome obstacles and enemies. The Dralha warriors have luminous white skin and wear golden armor. Mounted on white horses and surrounded by flames, they brandish swords and carry staffs with red banners.

Provenance

1909, Denman Waldo Ross, Cambridge, MA; 1909, gift of Ross to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 9, 1909)

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection