About this object

Thangka of Tsongkhapa and his two disciples Gyaltsap Je and Khedrub Je, Maitreya sits above. At the bottom left is Yamantaka in Bhairava form, at the bottom right a monk. This thangka refers to a moment in the Gelukpa Lamrim practices with Tsongkhapa presence is requested. He is seen here descending from his home in the Tushita Heaven of Maitreya. Mantra on reverse.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Art; Religion
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Textile Silk; Skin Leather; Silver; Copper Alloy; 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
    1100 mm x 760 mm; 43 5/16 in x 29 15/16 in
  • Note
    Curator's comment: Information taken from an unpublished catalogue by Daniel Quall King on the thangka collections of Liverpool, Edinburgh and Durham.
  • Related people
    Abbey Art Centre ( Owner); R L Vance ( Collector)

Explore related


  • Tibet: Catalogue of Exhibits

    Tankard, Elaine

    Author: Tankard, Elaine
    Publisher: Liverpool Public Museums
    Date: 1953-03
    Description: Introductory essay and catalogue entries, in themes, for the 1953 exhibition; 'Tibet', held at the Walker Art Gallery.

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