- Museum number
Thang Kha. Samvara (yi-dam) in blue with yellow, blue, green and red heads, carrying the attributes in Tibetan form; with a red female wisdom partner with the chopper and the skull-cup; above are Dīpaṃkara, Śākyamuni and Maitreya in his Buddha form on the right; below, the Buddha of Long Life is flanked by the Green and White Tārās. Painting on cloth with silk border.
- Production date
Height: 230.50 centimetres (Entire scroll length)
Height: 129.50 centimetres (Image)
Width: 128 centimetres (Entire scroll length)
Width: 77.60 centimetres (Image)
- Curator's comments
- Zwalf 1985
The form of Samvara in this painting has a female partner, unlike no. 152. He is blue with yellow, blue, green and red heads and his partner is red. The colours are significant and laid down in the texts. The god carries the same attributes as the bronze, though they are now more Tibetan in form, while his partner has the chopper and presumably the skull-cup. Above are Dīpaṃkara, Śākyamuni and Maitreya in his Buddha form on the right, and, below, the Buddha of Long Life is flanked by the Green and White Tārās.
- On display (G35/dc26)
- Exhibition history
Buddhism: Art and Faith (BM 1985)
- Creased and loosing minute flecks of paint (esp. white and green) with each movement.
- Acquisition date
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: O/A