A Thangka of White Jambhala
Tibet, 19th Century
The central figure painted in gold, wearing jewels and brocades and riding a dragon, framed by an aureole of clouds against a blue sky, surrounded by smaller figures painted in gold, blue, red and green, including a Gelugpa monk, Amitabha and Tara seated on lotus pedestals on top, a verdant mountainous landscape painted below; mounted in a red silk brocade with orange silk frame
26½ x 20 in. (67.3 x 50.8 cm.)
In the Gelugpa practice, White Jambhala is actually an emanation of Avalokiteshvara.