ARTEFACTS

Nageshvararaja

  • Лусын (эрхт) хан / Lusiin (erxt) xan
  • Luus-un (erketü) qan
  • kLu dbang rgyal po
  • Nāgeśvararāja
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  • Tsakli (ritual card)
  • 19th century
  • Mineral pigment
  • Height: 8,1 cm / Width: 7,2 cm / Depth: not filled
  • Collection: Leder/ Umlauff, Inv. Nr.: 35186
  • Völkerkundemuseum vPST Heidelberg
  • © Völkerkundemuseum vPST Heidelberg/ ÖAW
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This red print shows Buddha Nageshvararaja (Tib. Klu dbang rgyal po). As his characteristic iconographic feature, he has a sevenfold hood made of snakes. Usually, his face and his body is blue. There are rituals that centre upon him as a solitary figure that can be accompanied by four bodhisattvas, namely Maitreya, Nivaranavishkambhin, Manjushri and Avalokiteshvara, but this Buddha can also be part of the group of the Thirty-Five Buddhas of Confession. In the latter case, this depiction would be part of set. His name “Klu dbang rgyal po” is written in Tibetan beneath the depiction.
© Olaf Czaja
Nageshvararaja
/ Mongolia / 19th century / © Völkerkundemuseum vPST Heidelberg/ ÖAW

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