ARTEFACTS

Vaishravana, Mahapita

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  • rNam sras ser chen
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  • Tsakli (ritual card)
  • 19th century
  • Mineral pigment
  • Height: 4,7 cm / Width: 4,4 cm / Depth: not filled
  • Collection: Leder/ Umlauff, Inv. Nr.: 35070
  • Völkerkundemuseum vPST Heidelberg
  • © Völkerkundemuseum vPST Heidelberg/ ÖAW
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It is said that the colour of the body of Mahapita Vaishravana resembles refined gold. In his right hand, he holds a banner topped with a wish-granting jewel and a treasure mangoose spitting wish-granting gems in his left. In a playful posture, he sits on a white lion.
© Olaf Czaja
Vaishravana, Mahapita
/ Mongolia / 19th century / © Völkerkundemuseum vPST Heidelberg/ ÖAW

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