ARTEFACTS

The Stronghold of Good Luck

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  • Thangka
  • 19th century
  • Cotton
  • Height: 58 cm / Width: 40 cm / Depth: not filled
  • Collection: Leder/ Umlauff, Inv. Nr.: 33634
  • Völkerkundemuseum vPST Heidelberg
  • © Völkerkundemuseum vPST Heidelberg/ ÖAW
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"Although this type of thangka belongs to the cult of the prayer flag, it is different from its basic types. It represents the Fortress of the Wind Horse (rlung rta’i mkhar). In the corners are the usual animals of the prayer flag, “the four deities of the wind-horse” (rlung rta’i lha bzhi): the Tiger (stag)
© Béla Kelény
The Stronghold of Good Luck
/ Mongolia / 19th century / © Völkerkundemuseum vPST Heidelberg/ ÖAW

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