Iconographic Drawings: Vaishravana, Yama, Ushnishavijaya, Chunda (?), and Buddha (recto)

Ink and watercolor on cotton | 20.3 x 12.7cm | c. 1500

Unknown Artist

Tibetan thangka painters referred to sketchbooks with drawings that delineate the iconographies-appearance and identifying attributes-of Buddhist figures. These visual guides were heavily used; very few survive. This rare example shows signs...
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