|Origin Location||Eastern Tibet|
|Date Range||1800 - 1899|
|Lineages||Nyingma and Karma (Kagyu)|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton|
|Collection||Shechen Archives - photographs|
Tsi'u Marpo: the red 'tsen' daemon, principal worldly protector of Samye, the first Buddhist monastery in Tibet.
Wrathful with one face and two hands he holds a spear upraised in the right and a heart in the left held to the mouth. Riding atop a pink horse he is accompanied by his six brothers.
Two lineage lamas are seated at the top accompanied by three wrathful meditational deities. Protectors occupy the foreground.
Sanggye Lingpa (1340-1396) discovered the 'Middling Collection of Precepts, the Gathering of the Guru's Intention' (Tibetan: ka du bar wa la ma gong pa du pa) in the great cave of Puri Rinchen Barwa in the year 1364.
Jeff Watt 11-2000