The Nine Dralha Brothers
about early 17th century
Object Place: Tibet (Eastern)
86.4 x 59.3 cm (34 x 23 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Distemper on cotton
Not On View
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.
1909, Denman Waldo Ross, Cambridge, MA; 1909, gift of Ross to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 9, 1909)
Denman Waldo Ross Collection