The Twenty-fourth Vidyadhara (Wisdom-Holder) King of Shambhala, Anantavijaya (Infinite Victory)

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

06.330

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 Vajrasattva; rather the image is more likely the Twenty-fourth Kulika King of Shambala, Anantavijaya (Infinite Victory). Single figure reclining slightly off center on a lotus throne with tree overhead.

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