A Thangka of a Kathog Situ Lineage
Tibet, 19th Century
The lama seated in an open landscape surrounded by offerings, holding a vajra and ghanta in hands with overgrown fingernails, animals and buildings fill the landscape, with Padmasambhava and Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo (d. 1894) depicted at top and the longevity deities White Tara, Ushnishavijaya and Amitayus at bottom; consecrated on the reverse with handprints
Image: 21½ x 14¾ in. (54.6 x 37.4 cm.)
Kathog is the name of a Nyingma Monastery in the Kham region of East Tibet.