ARTEFACTS

Zanabazar, 1st Jebtsundamba

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  • Thangka
  • 19th century
  • Pigment on cotton
  • Height: 43 cm / Width: 26 cm / Depth: not filled
  • Collection: Hans Leder, Inv. Nr.: 3581
  • Grassi Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig
  • © Grassi Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig/ ÖAW
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Zanabazar, the first Jebtsundamba Khutuktu, wears the threefold robe of an fully ordained monk. On most of the images, he does not wear a headgear, revealing his bald head. In his right hand, he holds a vajra, displaying with his fingers the vajra gesture or the threatening gesture, and, in his left, he grasps a bell – both attributes of his tantric accomplishment. He sits on a pink mat with five cushions placed on a throne structure. A curtain is hanging behind the throne and a cloth baldachin above it. A table with implements for tantric ceremonies stands to his side. A symbolic offering to the five senses is placed in front of him.
© Olaf Czaja
Zanabazar, 1st Jebtsundamba
/ Mongolia / 19th century / Grassi Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig / © Grassi Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig/ ÖAW

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