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Mahapita Vaishravana with Eight Lords of Horses

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  • rNam sras ser chen rta bdag brgyad dang bcas pa
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  • Thangka
  • 19th century
  • Pigment on cotton
  • Height: 73 cm / Width: 48 cm / Depth: not filled
  • Collection: Hans Leder, Inv. Nr.: 3519
  • Grassi Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig
  • © Grassi Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig/ ÖAW
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There are a number of similar prints preserved in European museums and collections that show Mahapita Vaishravana with the eight Lords of Horses (Tib. Rta bdag) in the lower part and several deities that are aspects of Vaishravana or related to him in the upper. Vajrapani occupies the the central position in the top raw. For a detailed description, see Caumanns 2005 and Meinert 2011: no. 350.
© Olaf Czaja
Mahapita Vaishravana with Eight Lords of Horses
/ Mongolia / 19th century / Grassi Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig / © Grassi Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig/ ÖAW

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