|Date Range||1800 - 1899|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton|
|Collection||Publication: Visual Dharma: The Buddhist Art of Tibet|
|Catalogue #||Collection of the Parrish Art Museum, Southhampton, New York|
Rigchenma (Sanskrit: Kurukulla): although originally a Buddhist meditational deity this form of Rigchenma appears to belong to the Bon religion and more specifically to the Bon 'Sarma' Tradition of East Tibet - popular in the 18th and 19th century.
The Bon characteristics of the painting are the shape of the stupas in the lower composition with the tell-tale 'kyung' horns at the top of the spires. Also, to the right and left sides are two of the four Bon Guardian Kings with animal heads and their proper attributes in the hands.
Jeff Watt 9-2015
Visual Dharma: The Buddhist Art of Tibet (list of image plates)
Buddhist Deity: Kurukulla Main Page
Bon Sarma (New Bon)
Collection of Parrish Art Museum
Collection: Sotheby's on HAR
Collection: Sotheby's New York (Painting. September, 2015)
Buddhist Deity: Kurukulla (Confusions)
Subject: Deity Colours - Red (Powerful Activities)
Collection Index: Publications Page