|Date Range||1700 - 1799|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton|
Virupaksha and Virudhaka, the Guardian Kings of the West and South. Virupaksha stands at the viewer's upper left. He holds a jeweled lasso with both hands. More commonly Virupaksha holds a snake in the right hand and a single pearl or jewel in the left. Virudhaka holds a sword. At the bottom left is a raksha demon attendant figure.
This painting belongs to an eleven painting set depicting Shakyamuni Buddha, the Sixteen Arhats, Dharmatala and Hvashang, and finally the Four Guardian Kings. No other paintings from this set are currently accounted for.
Jeff Watt 2-2008