|Date Range||1800 - 1899|
|Lineages||Nyingma and Buddhist|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton|
|Collection||Rubin Museum of Art|
|Catalogue #||acc.# F1997.7.3|
Red Tsen: an indigenous Tibetan protector deity. Possibly from the Dragyab region of East Tibet.
Fearsome in appearance with one face and two hands, he holds upraised in the right a lance and in the left a lasso to the heart. Wearing the garb of a warrior he rides atop a blue horse completely surrounded by dark flame-like smoke. Three small attendant figures stand at the edge of the smoke.
At the top left is the Buddha Amitabha. On the right is the Guru Padmasambhava. At the bottom right and left are two fearsome retinue figures also mounted on horseback.
Jeff Watt 9-2000