A blackground thangka of Begtse Chen Mongolia, 18th/19th century Depicting the red-faced wrathful deity holding a human heart to his growling mouth and a flaming sword in his upraised hand, dressed in full armor and a flowing cloak richly detailed in gold, with Amitabha, Padmasambhava, and Bramarupa above, and Rahula and the five healing sisters below Opaque pigments and gold on textile 39 x 28¼ in. (99 x 72 cm.)
ANTIQUE THANGKA. This small, vibrant icon painting on cloth Probably was created for a temple setting and later preserved within a family shrine. The fierce-looking, three-eyed figure on the lion’s back wields a bronze thunderbolt used in Buddhist rituals to protect the faithful from evil and bad karma.