|Date Range||1800 - 1899|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment on Paper|
Svastika (Sanskrit Language, sva + asti, meaning auspicious) Yungdrung (Tibetan Language, meaning ever-lasting). (See other examples of the yungdrung depicted in Bon art).
In the Buddhism of the Himalayas, Tibet and Mongolia the svastika is used essentially as a decorative element. In China it is common to find a svastika outlined over the heart of a Buddha figure, painting or sculpture.
The yungdrung is the principal symbol of the Bon Religion, also known as the Yungdrung Bon, Ever-lasting Truth. Letters are sometimes added to the legs of the yungdrung which can represent the elements of nature or mental states.
Jeff Watt 3-2007