|Date Range||1700 - 1799|
|Lineages||Gelug and Buddhist|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton|
|Collection||Anna Maria Rossi & Fabio Rossi|
Guan Yu: a Chinese General that became deified and absorbed into folk Buddhism and Taoism.
General Guan Yu sits in a stately posture with the two legs forward atop a tiger skin and traditional Chinese throne. The consort sits to the side. At the top center is Changkya Rolpai Dorje (1717-1786). Changkya is often identified by the large swelling (goitre) on the proper right side of his face. At the left side is the 3rd Panchen Lama Palden Yeshe (1738-1780). At the top right side is the 8th Dalai Lama Jampal Gyatso (1543-1588).
Four attendant Horsemen are depicted above, at the sides and below the central figure of Guan Yu.
Jeff Watt 3-2016