Himalayan Art Resources

Item: King

རྒྱལ་པོ། 国王
(item no. 370)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Buddhist
Size 78.74x57.79cm (31x22.75in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# P1996.20.18
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Interpretation / Description

Tibetan King: wearing a traditional head covering and richly ornamented garments, he holds a bowl of wish-fulfilling jewels in the left hand while the right hand rests casually across the knee.

Surrounding the central figure are 201 forms of Green Tara, arranged in orderly rows, each with one face and two hands, seated in a relaxed posture.

Jeff Watt 9-2003

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