Early 19c Tibetan thangka GUBILHA 5 deities
Listed Price $2,800.00
Early 19th century Tibetan thangka in original mounts depicting goddess Molha riding an antelope, holding a happiness invoking arrow and a divination mirror in her hands, the figure of Vajrapani above her and 4 equestrian figures in the corners. Rare icon, Molha is the only female in the Gubilha group of 5 deities who are considered to be protectors of people in every aspect of their life, and her name means “woman-goddess” in Tibetan. The other 4 deities from the group are Polha (“man-god”) in the upper left corner holding a bowl filled with jewels and a wish fulfilling gem, Yulha (“country-god”) in the lower left corner holding a bow and an arrow, Dalha (“war-god”) in the lower right corner wearing a turban and holding a banner and a snare, and Sroglha (“the god of life”) in the upper right wearing a hat and holding a banner and a snare. Beautifully painted with natural mineral pigments on cotton, excellent quality painting, some expected wear, overall in great condition for a 200 plus years old devotional object. Comes from old Washington DC collection. Painting size 16 x 10.5 inches (41 x 28 cm), mounts 29 x 16 inches (74 x 41 cm).
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