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A THANGKA DEPICTING A GELUK REFUGE FIELD TIBET, CIRCA 19TH CENTURY
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A THANGKA DEPICTING A GELUK REFUGE FIELD TIBET, CIRCA 19TH CENTURY
the refuge field organized in the framework of a tree, with Tsongkhapa at the center wearing the yellow pandita hat with lappets, seated in vajraparyankasana with right hand in vitarka mudra, the left hand holding a vase full of amrita, Shakyamuni depicted at the center of his chest emanating out rainbow light, a khadga, or sword, on a white lotus suspended on the right shoulder, a pustaka or religious text on a white lotus over the left shoulder, the upper half of the painting depicting a retinue of buddhas, celestial beings, mahasiddhas and lineage holders, the lower illustrating wrathful protectors including Panjarnata Mahakala, Yama Dharmaraja, Vajrabhairava, Shadbhuja Mahakala, White Mahakala, Shri Devi and Jambhala, together with the Guardians of the Four Directions and a host of nobles

Himalayan Art Resources item no. 13647.


39 5/8  by 29 1/2  in., 100.6 by 75 cm 
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This design depicting the Field of Accumulation was popularized by the teacher Pabongkapa Dechen Nyingpo (1878–1941) in the 20th century. Compare the composition to a twentieth century refuge field in the Rubin Museum of Art, New York,  illustrated on Himalayan Art Resources item no. 65661. Another composition with a similar refuge field of Tsongkhapa, see John C. Huntington and Dina Bangdel, The Circle of Bliss: Buddhist Meditational Art, Columbus, 2003, pp. 168-9, cat. no. 39. 

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