|Date Range||1400 - 1499|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton|
|Collection||Rubin Museum of Art|
Vatadhara (Tibetan: lung dzin. English: Holder of the Wind): retinue deity of the northern 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. (See Agni, the God of Fire).
"...in the Eastern direction...Vatadhara, red, [holding] a trident, ...the left holds a mongoose." Collection of All Tantras vol.1, page 117.
Tenzin Dharlo, 5-2006