The First Dharma (Religious) King of Shambhala, Sucandra (Beautiful Moon)
second half of the 17th century
Object Place: Tibet
80.9 x 43.3 cm (31 7/8 x 17 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Distemper on cotton
Not On View
Painting in hanging scroll (thangka) format, with replacement streamers, veil, and decorative stitched borders.
Probably not a representation of Vajradhara; more likely an image of The First Religious King of Shambala, Suchandra (Beautiful Moon). Enthroned bearded figure flanked by two smaller deities with kneeling attendant.
1906, Denman Waldo Ross, Cambridge, MA; 1906, gift of Ross to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 8, 1906)
Denman Waldo Ross Collection