The Sixth Dharma (Religious) King of Shambhala
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 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.
1906, Denman Waldo Ross, Cambridge, MA; 1906, gift of Ross to the MFA. (Accesstion Date: March 8, 1906)
Denman Waldo Ross Collection