About this object

Thangka of Pindola Bharadvaja. Pindola Bharadvaja was one of the Buddhas sixteen disciples who had reached the level of arhat and was chosen to preserve and spread the teachings (dharma). Pindola Bharadvaja – known as the ‘greatest of lion roarers’ - is shown here with his book and begging bowl. White Tara can be seen in a pavillion at top centre and Vajrasattva seated on a lotus pedestal at top right. At bottom right, a disciple is offering a vase with a lotus.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Art; Religion
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]: Kham
  • Date made
    17th Century late
  • Materials
    Textile Silk; Pigment; Textile Cotton; Wood
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, World Cultures
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of Frank Smythe
  • Collector
    Frank Smythe
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    Not recorded
  • Measurements
    1080 mm x 960 mm
  • Note
    Curator's note: Noted as having been collected by Younghusband. Written by Emma Martin.
  • Related people
    Frank Smythe ( Collector); Francis Edward Younghusband ( owner)
Object view = Humanities
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