Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Chandra (Moon God)

ཟླ་བ། 月神
(item no. 61100)
Origin Location Nepal
Date Range 1400 - 1499
Lineages Hindu and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Paper
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Chandra, the Hindu God of the Moon with consort. This is only a tentative identification and not textually supported.

Jeff Watt 1-2008

Reverse of Painting
English Translation of Inscription: [Verses in Nagari script written on the back]

Related Items
Thematic Sets
Subject: Sun & Moon
Buddhist Deity: Chandra, God of the Moon
Nepal: Illuminated Manuscripts (Shaiva Text)
Collection: Christie's, Painting (March , 2002; NY)