|Origin Location||Eastern Tibet|
|Date Range||1800 - 1899|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton|
|Collection||Shechen Archives - photographs|
Eighty-four Mahasiddha of the Abhayadatta System based on the depictions documented by Jonang Taranata (1575-1635) as commissioned and painted as murals in the Ganden Puntsogling Monastery, Tibet. (See Abhayadatta Outline Page).
This painting belongs to an eleven painting set and depicts eight Indian adepts, siddhas, from early in the list following the Abhayadatta system: number 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12. The composition is the 2nd painting (R1) in the set and placed immediately to the proper right of the central painting.
Top Center: Avalokiteshvara Jinasagara
5. Shavaripa, holding a bow and arrow (top right)
6. Saraha, holding an arrow (top middle)
7. Kankaripa, wearing a white robe (top left)
8. Minapa, standing on a fish (middle right)
9. Goraksha, with a herd of cows (middle left)
10. Chaurangipa, dark in colour (bottom right)
11. Vinapa, holding a stringed instrument (bottom center)
12. Shantipa, wearing a red hat (bottom left)
Jeff Watt 6-2009