A thangka of Rudra Chakrin
Tibet, 18th century
Seated on an elaborate throne at center holding the stem of a large pink lotus and clad in billowing multicolored robes, with a raging battle scene below and Ushnishavijaya flanked by heavenly vignettes above
Opaque pigments and gold on textile
25 x 16½ in. (63.5 x 42 cm.)
Rudra Chakrin is the last of the twenty-five kings of Shambhala. The battle scene in the lower register depicts the war to cleanse the world from evil.