Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Peaceful & Wrathful Deities

ཞི་ཁྲོ་ལྷ། 静猛天
(item no. 778)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1400 - 1499
Lineages Nyingma and Buddhist
Size 70.49x30.48cm (27.75x12in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# F1998.16.5
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Bardo Text: an illuminated text discussing the subject of the intermediate state between death and rebirth. One side of the manuscript page is illuminated with depictions of bardo deities and experiences and the other side of the page is text.

Individual Pages | Bardo Outline Page

Jeff Watt 3-2006

[first page seems to be missing]
C2008.15.2 (“gnyis”)= kirtimukha
F1998.16.5.1 (“gsum”)= five-colored silk
[pages seem to be missing here]
F1998.16.5.2 (“drug”?)= circles of color
F1998.16.5.3 (“bdun”)= five tathagathas
C2008.15.3 (“brgyad”)= eight male bodhisattvas
C2008.15.9= five female buddhas
F1998.16.5.4= eight female bodhisattvas
C2008.15.4 = six munis
F1998.16.5.8= four male and four female gatekeepers in union
C2008.15.1 (“bcu gsum”)= three circles with “om ah hum”
C2008.15.7 (“bcu bzhi”)= five herukas with consorts
C2008.15.8 (“bco lnga”)= eight wrathful female deities
C2008.15.6= eight animal headed deities (phra men)
F1998.16.5.9= four female gatekeepers
C2008.15.5= seven ishvaris
F1998.16.5.5= seven ishvaris
F1998.16.5.6= seven ishvaris
F1998.16.5.7= seven ishvaris

Laura A. Weinstein, 9-2019

Front of Painting
English Translation of Inscription: [no inscriptions]

Reverse of Painting
English Translation of Inscription: [Tibetan cursive script on the back of each page]

Special Features: (Cursive script (Umay))

Secondary Images
Related Items
Manuscript: Shitro Illuminations

Thematic Sets
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Illuminated Manuscripts
Collection of RMA: Painting Masterworks Page
Collection of RMA: Illuminations & Manuscript Masterworks
Subject: Bardo Compositions & Paintings
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Painting Gallery 3
Subject: Bardo (Peaceful & Wrathful) Main Page
Painting Type: Illuminated Manuscript Page
Subject: Miscellaneous Objects
Painting Type: Manuscript Pages, Tibet