The Seventh Dharma (Religious) King of Shambhala, Sureshama (Divine Power)

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

06.326

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 Seventh Religious King of Shambala, Sureshama (Divine Power). Enthroned bearded figure with arm upraised holding flaming sword.

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