Hongnam Kim, The Story of a Painting: A Korean Buddhist Treasure from The Mary and Jackson Burke Foundation (New York: The Asia Society Galleries, 1991), no. 26.
Indra, god of thunder, lightning, wind and rain, stands at the left of this colorful tableau of deities. On the right is the Heavenly Dragon General who inhabits the lower reaches of Indra's realm on the summit of Mount Sumeru. In Choson ideology the Dragon General crushes evil and maintains peace. Together these gods and deities make up the distinctive Korean combination of Vedic, Buddhist and Chinese Taoist traditions that appeared in temple paintings and murals of the Choson period.