Early 18th to early 19th century Tibetan thangka in original mounts depicting Green Tara with the image of Buddha Amitabha above her and her 21 forms around her. She is the miraculous savior rescuing all beings from suffering, particularly from the “eight calamities” of both mundane and spiritual nature: 1. lions and pride 2. wild elephants and delusion 3. forest fires and hatred 4. snakes and envy 5. robbers and fanatical views 6. prisons and avarice 7. floods and lust 8. demons and doubts. Beautifully painted with mineral pigments on cotton, excellent quality painting, rare icon, some expected wear, overall in great condition for a 200 plus years old devotional painting. Inscribed in red ink on the back (see detail on Enlargement 6). Comes from old Washington DC collection. Painting size 16 x 13 inches (40 x 34 cm), mounts 31 x 19 inches (80 x 49 cm).