Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Chart - Astrological

རེའུ་མིག། བྲིས་ཐང་སྣ་ཚོགས། 表格(绘画种类)
(item no. 313)
Origin Location Central Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Gelug and Buddhist
Size 304.80x30.48cm (120x12in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment, Fine Gold Line on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# P1996.19.17
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Object/Concept

Interpretation / Description

Kalachakra is placed central at the top of this banner painting offering protection from various obstacles and illnesses represented as animals and daemons descending below. The images act as sigils or binding signatures - a pledge that these afflictions will not be unleashed upon the owners of the protective talisman - Kalachakra monitors the pledges. All of these images arise from the White beryl text composed by Desi Sanggye Gyatso the regeant of the 5th Dalai lama.

Jeff Watt 5-2001

Secondary Images
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Thematic Sets
Painting Type: Charts, Astrological
Painting Type: Charts Main Page
Collection of Shelley & Donald Rubin
Charts: Protective Talisman