|Date Range||1700 - 1799|
|Lineages||Gelug and Buddhist|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton|
|Collection||San Diego Museum of Art|
|Catalogue #||acc. #1971:33, Gift of Carl Skinner through George Rodetis|
Five Manjushri of Wutaishan Mountain.
At the center of the composition is a large Sita Manjushri (sita) with four surrounding Manjushri forms: yellow, black, orange and red. At the top center is the Tibetan teacher Tsongkapa with Vajradhara slightly below on the left and Chakrasamvara slightly below on the right. At the upper left is a Dalai Lama and at the upper right an unidentified teacher.
At the bottom are five forms of Yama Dharmaraja the wrathful emanation of Manjushri that serves as the protector deity for followers of the Vajrabhairava Tantric system. Yama Dharmaraja is also one of the three special protector deities of the Gelug Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.
Jeff Watt 5-2011