Scope and Contents
Divinities represented in the collection include Akṣobhya, Amitābha, Amitāyus, Avalokiteśvara, Bardo Thodol deities, Bhaiṣajyaguru, Dorje Shugden, Garwai Nagpo Damchen, Hayagrīva, Mahākāla, Palden Lhamo, Prajñāpāramitā, Rāhula, Sitātapatrā, Tārā, Vajrabhairava, Vajrapāṇi, Vajrasattva, Vajrayoginī, Vasudhārā, and Viśrāvaṇa.
Buddhist practitioners with portraits in the collection include Gautama Buddha, his arhats (disciples), Kloṅ-chen-pa Dri-med-'od-zer, Lobsang Chökyi Gyaltsen, Mi-la-ras-pa, Ṅag-dbaṅ-blo-bzaṅ-rgya-mtsho, Padma Sambhava, Tsoṅ-kha-pa Blo-bzaṅ-grags-pa, and Yungtön Dorjepel, as well as unidentified Karmapa abbots and an unidentified Sa-skya-pa lama.
Portrayals of inanimate objects and locations include srid-pa-ho (astrological divination charts), a srid-pa'i-'khor-lo (wheel of life), rgyan-tshogs (offerings), a stupa and a mandala.
Identified artists in the collection consist of Tsewang Norbu, an artist active in Darjeeling, India, circa 1865, as well as Rin-zin (or Rig-zin), a artist active in Sikkim, India, circa 1950.
- [circa 1600]-[circa 1950]
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Use
Immediate Source of Acquisition
6.3 Linear Feet (77 boxes)
Descriptions of individual items derive chiefly from catalog cards created by Wesley E. Needham (Yale 1954 Hon. M.A.H.) at the time of acquisition, as well as from a survey of the material completed by Paul A. Draghi in June 1994.
- Buddhist art and symbolism -- China -- Tibet Autonomous Region
- Buddhist gods in art
- Buddhist painting -- China -- Tibet Autonomous Region
- Painting -- Bhutan
- Painting -- China
- Painting -- China -- Tibet Autonomous Region
- Painting -- India
- Painting -- Nepal
- Tankas (Tibetan scrolls)
- Tankas (scrolls or banners)
- Guide to the Tanka Collection
- by Matthew Daniel Mason
- July 2012
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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