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The information below is primarily intended for portable scroll paintings and does not include or begin to address mural paintings which will be treated separately.

Medium/Support
Format: Size, Orientation & Sets
Ground Colours
Subject Types & Categories (Figurative, Narrative, Chart)
Composition Types
Painting Styles
Inscriptions
Aesthetics/authentication
Confusions & Controversies

Jeff Watt 6-2010 [updated 11-2016]

Mahakala (Buddhist Protector): Danda (Stick)
Mahakala (Buddhist Protector)
Danda (Stick)
Black Ground
Chart: Protective Talisman
Chart
Protective Talisman
Manjushri (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity): Namasangiti
Manjushri (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity)
Namasangiti
Chart
Chart
Calligraphy
Architecture: Palace
Architecture
Palace
Ushnishavijaya (Buddhist Deity): (Thirty-three Deity)
Ushnishavijaya (Buddhist Deity)
(Thirty-three Deity)
Manuscript Pages
Manuscript Pages
Padmasambhava: (Main Form)
Padmasambhava
(Main Form)