|Date Range||1800 - 1899|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton|
|Collection||Rubin Museum of Art|
|Catalogue #||acc.# F1997.13.2|
|Painting School||Karma Gardri|
Ganapati, Rakta (Tibetan: tsog gi dag po, mar po. English: the Red Lord of Hosts): a powerful wealth deity from the Terma (Revealed Treasure) Tradition of the Nyingma School.
Red in colour with a white elephant head and four hands, he holds a plate of Indian sweets, a white raddish, a string of mala beads and a hook. The heels of the feet are supported by the hands of a blue monkey-headed goddess that stands on the backs of two small goddesses. Four attendant retinue figures, red in colour, with one face and two hands hold in the right a rope, hook, chain and bell. The left hands of each hold a bow and lasso. Seated at the top center is the Guru Padmasambhava.
Jeff Watt 11-2000