|Date Range||1900 - 1959|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton|
|Collection||Tibet House, New York|
Two Mahasiddhas and Two Panditas.
At the top right is a mahasiddha, possibly Shri Simha, holding the right hand upraised in a wrathful gesture. The left holds a skullcup at the waist. A red meditation cord extending from the shoulder is wrapped about the legs. At the left another siddha performs a wrathful gesture - pointed downward.
In the lower composition, a pandita wearing orange, red and blue monastic robes with a red pandita hat folded across the head holds with the left hand a black begging bowl. The two legs rest in a relaxed posture. At the left, a pandita seated in the posture of meditation, wearing monastic robes and a red scholars hat, places the hands in the mudra (gesture) of meditation in the lap - supporting a skullcup bowl overflowing with nectar.
Jeff Watt 2-2000