About this object

Thangka of Sakya Pandita, one of Tibet’s most revered lamas and a great scholar of the Sakya tradition. He is believed to be an incarnation of Manjushri, who is depicted on the top left of the painting. Here he is shown defeating the semi-naked Brahman ascetic, Harinanda (bottom right), in debate.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Art; Religion
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    18th Century
  • Materials
    Textile Silk; Gold; Alloy Copper; Pigment; Textile Cotton; Wood
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, World Cultures
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the Abbey Art Centre
  • Collector
    Frederick Marshman Bailey
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    1904 - 1914
  • Measurements
    1200 mm x 780 mm
  • Note
    Old label reads, 'Thangka: Sakya Pandita & Inscription. Old label - Sa-Kya Pan-di-ta (1182-1252) Grand lama of Sakya Monastery. Jam-Pal./?peyang (God of Wisdom), Buddha standing. £12-10'.
  • Related people
Object view = Humanities
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