The Sixth Dharma (Religious) 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

06.325

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 Lha-yi Dban-p’yug; more likely an image of The Sixteenth Kulika King of Shambala, mthah-yas-gsen (Infinite Friend). Figure seated in princely posture of royal ease.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection