Thangka of Saraswati or yang chen ma


About this object

A thangka of Saraswati the Hindu Goddess and Buddhist being of literature, poetry and wisdom. She is seated with a relaxed posture on a lotus pedestal, her legs are crossed supporting the vina, which she plays. She wears her distinctive white (here pale blue) blouse and rainbow-like covering for her legs. She has a moon-like face and wears a golden head ornament that is adorned with flowers. She sits in a landscape of mountains, pastureland and pools of water, with clouds racing past above.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion; Art
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    20th Century
  • Materials
    Ink; Paper Plant; Textile
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Weston Discovery Centre
  • Acquisition
    Purchased From The Tibet Society
  • Collector
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place collected
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: London
  • Date collected
    Before 1964
  • Measurements
    356 mm x 282 mm
  • Related people
    Tibet Society (Previous owner)

Where is this object from?


Previous owners

  • Tibet Society

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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