Thangka for Mahakala Panjaranatha. Tibet, 18th-19th Century


Thangka for Mahakala Panjaranatha. Cotton support with mineral pigments. This painting is composed of anecdote scenes (jataka) concerning the protector and guardian of Mahakala Panjaranatha (Lord of the pavillion). He holds against his chest a rectangular ritual wand (gandi). His right hand holds a flaying knife (kartrika) and left hand holds skull cup (kapala). His face is black. His eyes are round and bulging; his hair is adorned and flaming. His head is encircled with a crown with five skills. Adorned with bracelets, necklaces and garland with chopped heads, standing atop a lotus-shaped base, in the pralambapadāsana posture, he tramples a demonic being.

Tibet, Nepal Work, 18th-19th Century

Height: 56 cm (22 in.) - Width: 34 cm (13-1/4 in.)

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  • Expertissim Reference: 2013100061