|Date Range||1500 - 1599|
|Collection||Anna Maria Rossi & Fabio Rossi|
Nairatmya Fifteen Deity Mandala. Commissioned by Lhachog Sengge, the 9th Ngor Khenchen (1468-1535), for the long life of his teacher Konchog Pelwa, the 7th Ngor Khenchen (1445-1514).
"Vajra Nairatma, [with] a body black in colour, one face and two hands. The right [hand] holds aloft a curved knife and the left a skullcup to the heart, and carrying a katvanga [in the bend of] the elbow. Having three eyes and bared fangs. Yellow hair bristling upwards. A crown of five dry human skulls and a necklace of fifty. Adorned with the five ornaments of bone. Wearing a lower garment of tiger skin. Standing on a corpse seat in a dancing manner with the left leg extended in a half [vajrasana] posture." (Konchog Lhundrub, 1497-1557).
Jeff Watt 4-2014
Front of Painting
English Translation of Inscription: Vidhyadhara Lhachog Sengge composed this painting for the long and stable life of his Guru Konchog Pelwa.