Five Great Kings with Tsongkhapa

Artist/maker unknown, Mongolian or Tibetan

Made in Tibet, Asia
or Mongolia, Asia

c. 19th century

Colors on cloth; cloth mounting

Image: 19 x 13 inches (48.3 x 33 cm) Mount: 30 1/4 x 19 inches (76.8 x 48.3 cm) Frame: 1 3/4 x 33 1/2 x 22 1/2 inches (4.4 x 85.1 x 57.2 cm)

Curatorial Department:
South Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Richard W. Lloyd, 1952

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The Five Great Kings of the Lamaist Pantheon are shown here. In the center is Pehar, chief of the kings, who protects the treasures of the Samye monastery and the wealth of whoever seeks his aid. Above his head is the figure of Tsongkhapa, founder of the Gelukpa (Yellow Cap) Order of Lamaism. The four other kings are shown in the corners.