About this object

Thangka of Vajrapani or Chag na dorje lunging to his right stood on a lotus pedestal and surrounded by a flaming mandorla. He is placed in a gold ground surrounded by 342 meditational Buddhas, each with their hand(s) in a different mudra or gesture. The border is made from a dark blue Chinese brocade featuring a dragon and pearl.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Art; Religion
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    18th Century
  • Materials
    Bell Metal; Metal Gilt; Paper Plant; Pigment
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, World Cultures
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of Hugh E Richardson
  • Collector
    Hugh E Richardson
  • Place collected
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]: Ü-Tsang: Lhasa
  • Date collected
    1936 - 1940; 1947 - 1950
  • Measurements
  • Note
    This is one of a set of three paintings. Together they represent the three principal qualities of Vajrayana Buddhism – compassion, wisdom and spiritual power.
  • Related people
    Hugh E Richardson ( Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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