|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton|
Jijig, Medicine Buddha retinue figure.
Jijig (Tibetan: ji jig. English: frightful): retinue deity of the eastern side of the Medicine Buddha Mandala of Fifty-one Deities. This painting belongs to a larger set depicting all fifty-one deities. Several works from this set are known in Western art collections.
"...at the eastern door...Jijig, yellow, [holding] a vajra, ...the left holds a mongoose." Collection of All Tantras vol.1, page 117.
Jeff Watt 2-2009