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Zanabazar,1st Jebtsundamba

  • Өндөр гэгээн Занабазар / Αнхдугаар Богд / Αнхдугаар Жавзандамба хутагт / Öndör gegeen Janabajar / Anxdugaar Bogd / Anxdugaar £awjandamba xutagt
  • Öndür gege(ge)n £anabaǰar/ Angqaduγar Bogda/ Angqaduγar £ibǰundamba qutuγtu
  • khal kha rje btsun dam pa sku phreng gcig pa
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  • Thangka
  • 19th century
  • Pigment on cotton
  • Height: 52 cm / Width: 26,5 cm / Depth: not filled
  • Collection: Hans Leder, Inv. Nr.: 3577
  • Grassi Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig
  • © Grassi Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig/ ÖAW
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This red print consists of two parts. The upper part shows Zanabazar, the first Jebtsundamba Khutuktu, wearing 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. The lower part shows the lion-faced dakini Simhamukha.
© 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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