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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 ǰanabaǰar/ Angqaduγar Bogda/ Angqaduγar ǰibǰundamba qutuγtu
  • khal kha rje btsun dam pa sku phreng gcig pa
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  • Thangka
  • 19th century
  • Mineral pigment
  • Height: 57 cm / Width: 26 cm / Depth: not filled
  • Collection: Leder/ Umlauff, Inv. Nr.: 33536
  • Völkerkundemuseum vPST Heidelberg
  • © Völkerkundemuseum vPST Heidelberg/ ÖAW
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This coloured 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 three cushions placed on a throne structure. A curtain is hanging behind the throne and a cloth baldachin above it. A table stands to his side with implements for tantric ceremonies. A symbolic offering to the five senses is placed in front of him. The lower part shows the lion-faced dakini Simhamukha, together with the seven possessions of a chakravartin (left) and the eight auspicious substances (right). The consecration formula “Om ah hum sva ha” is written in black Tibetan letters on the back.
© Olaf Czaja
Zanabazar,1st Jebtsundamba
/ Mongolia / 19th century / © Völkerkundemuseum vPST Heidelberg/ ÖAW

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