The golden goddess with hair, eyes, lips and fingernails highlighted in color, surrounded by the Five Transcendental Buddhas above, Simhanada Lokeshvara and Marici at either side with Parnashabari and Shyama Tara flanking Mahakala below, all against a red landscape with golden offerings and lotus flowers.
Hugo E. Kreijger, Tibetan Painting, The Jucker Collection, Boston, 2001, p. 56, no. 14.
Compare another red ground tsalthang thanka depicting Vajrasattva with green foliage and white lotus blooms; see Essen and Thingo, 1989, p. 156, no. I-94.
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