Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Worldly Protector (Buddhist) - Nyenchen Tanglha

འཇིག་རྟེན་པའི་ལྷ། ནང་ལྷ། 世俗的神(佛教)
(item no. 947)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Karma (Kagyu) and Buddhist
Size 67.95x40.01cm (26.75x15.75in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# P2000.5.3
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Warrior

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Nyen Chen Tanglha: a mountain god from the central Tibetan area of U-tsang. Aside from the people of the local region Nyen Chen Tanglha is most popular with the Karma Kagyu and the Gelug Traditions of Buddhism.

Jeff Watt 5-2011

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