The Three Lords of the World
Dateearly 20th century
MediumPigments and gold on sized cloth
DimensionsWork : 12 1/2 x 9 3/4 in. (31.75 x 24.77 cm)
Mat : 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.64 cm)
Credit LineHope College Collection
This image is painted in a distinctive style and may have been made in a monastery in what is now Buryatia. Unfortunately, it is not possible to attribute most Mongolian Buddhist paintings to a particular artist or workshop since few paintings are signed and much information about the workshops that produced them was lost when thousands of Mongolia’s temples and monasteries were destroyed by the country’s communist government during the 1930s and 40s.