|Date Range||1800 - 1899|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton|
|Collection||Rubin Museum of Art|
|Catalogue #||acc.# F1998.9.1|
|Painting School||Palpung / Situ|
Peaceful in appearance, dark blue in colour, he has one face and two hands. The right hand holds to the heart an upright gold vajra sceptre and the left upraised in the act of performing a mudra (gesture). The black hair is worn on the crown of the head with some falling loose, decorated with a delicate pink blossom. Adorned with gold earrings, a necklace and bracelets he is richly attired in various coloured silk garments of orange, yellow and red. In a relaxed posture with the legs loosely placed he sits atop a soft moon disc and pink lotus blossom above a rocky outcropping. Framed by an expansive aureole of ethereal light, in the shade of a large wizened tree he dwells placidly against a spacious background.
Jeff Watt 2-99