About this object

Thangka of Manjushri or Jampalyang. He is surrounded by Amitabha (top left), Shakyamuni Buddha (top right), Akshobhya (bottom right) and the Medicine Buddha. The figures all sit on lotus pedestals in a verdant mountainous landscape surrounded by lotus and other red flowers. In front of Manjushri are offering bowls and several auspicious symbols and objects.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Art; Religion
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Southern Asia: Bhutan
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Textile Silk; Pigment; Textile Cotton; Wood
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, World Cultures
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the Abbey Art Centre
  • Collector
    R L Vance
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    Not recorded
  • Measurements
    1260 cm x 895 mm
  • Note
    Likely collected by Col. Vance in 1927 when he accompnaied Lt Col. and Mrs Bailey to Bhutan during an official visit for the installation of the second Gongsa of Bhutan, Jigme Wangchuk.
  • Related people
    Abbey Art Centre ( Owner); R L Vance ( Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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