painting in frame
painting in frame
painting in frame

Tsongkhapa with Disciples and Deities

Mongolian (Mongolian)
19th century
Pigments, gilding on sized cloth
Work : 3 7/8 x 3 1/4 x 1/2 in. (9.84 x 8.25 x 1.27 cm)
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Gift of David Kamansky and Gerald Wheaton
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Tsongkhapa and his disciples sit within a triangular bank of clouds at the center of this painting, flanked by two winged apsaras. Above them to the left and right sit Shakyamuni Buddha and Maitreya Buddha in their respective heavenly palaces. The three figures on the ground below Tsongkhapa are Yama Dharmaraja, Six-Armed Mahakala and Sherab Senge, another student of Tsongkhapa who is shown here conjuring the image of his master through a visualization exercise. The reverse side of the painting is inscribed with the standard five-syllable consecration mantra.



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