Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Miscellaneous - Tsagli (initiation cards)

པར་ཤིང་སྣང་བརྙན། སྣ་ཚོགས། 版画 (多种)
(item no. 91055)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1300 - 1399
Lineages Nyingma
Size 12.70x10.16cm (5x4in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Erie Art Museum
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Object/Concept

Interpretation / Description

Wrathful Deity: dark blue in colour with one face and two hands. The right hand holds aloft a golden vajra scepter and the left is placed at the heart. A human skin is draped across the back and he stands atop a corpse seat. This image is from a set of 'tsagli' initiation cards.

Jeff Watt 10-2000

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Thematic Sets
Collection of Erie Art Museum
Initiation Cards: Miscellaneous (Various Collections)
Subject: Unidentified Deity Figures