|Origin Location||Eastern Tibet|
|Date Range||1700 - 1799|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton|
|Collection||Rubin Museum of Art|
|Catalogue #||acc.# P1995.11.6|
|Painting School||Palpung / Situ|
Cha Khyung (Bird-Horned Eagle): an indigenous mountain deity of the Amdo region, in the retinue of Amnye Machen, subjugated by Padmasambhava, the mountain deity of the west side of the river in Rebkong, Amdo, China.
Peaceful in appearance with one face and two hands the right holds aloft a banner adorned with silks and jewels. The left hand held at the waist carries a vase filled with precious jewels; riding atop a light brown horse. Above sits Padmasambhava with a rain of jewels falling from the vase in the lap. Attendant warrior figures ride below with heaps of treasure piled between the two.
Jeff Watt 3-2000 (revised 3-2003)
Buddhist Protectors, Worldly Deities
Buddhist Tibetan Deity: Jakyung Page
Buddhist Protectors: Worldly (Nyingma)
Exhibition: Bon, The Magic Word (RMA 2007)
Subject: Mountain Gods & Local Deities
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Painting Gallery 5
Buddhist Protector: Mountain Gods (Palpung Painting Style)