About this object

Thangka of Vajriputra. A ray of light emanates from his right index finger pointing upwards towards Ushnishavijaya, the Goddess of Long Life. This symbolises his immortality, as does the peacock at the base of the painting.

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
    1880 mm x 845 mm
  • Note
    Curator's note: Noted as having been collected by Younghusband. The same composition can be found in a thangka in the Brooklyn Museum of Art collection, BMA 1993.192.8, which is dated to 17th century. Written by Emma Martin.
  • Related people
    Frank Smythe ( Collector); Francis Edward Younghusband ( Owner)
Object view = Humanities
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