ORIGINAL TITLE Title: The Dharmadhatu Tantra
MATERIAL: Paper
TYPE: Manuscript
DIMENSIONS: 220 x 115 mm
COMPONENTS: 24ff. 23 miniatures. This leporello manuscript is made of thick native paper which is coated with a waxy green substance, different form the usual yellow insecticide orpiment. The writing is a crude Negari of large distinct letters, some 16-20 a line, nine lines on a page. There are no separate covers, the outer surfaces are left blank.
ITEM ID: 4331
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Illustrated Buddhist Tantric Text

DATE
Year: 1865
Decade: 1860s
Century: 19th (1801-1900)

There are 23 paintings in the Tibetan style, but with brightly colored paint. Beginning with the first painting on the recto side, the other side of the outer cover, there is depicted: Amoghapasha (or another 8-armed Avalokiteshvara); a wrathful Dharmaraja, perhaps Yamantaka, and his consort; White Tara: Green Tara; the dancing protector Lords of the Charnel Grounds, Mr. and Mrs. Skeleton; 4-headed Vairocana (though pink instead of his usual white); Vajradhara; Vajravarahi; Shakyamuni Buddha; the Tibetan Saint Milarepa; wrathful Mahakala; and 6-armed blue Guhyasamaja, sitting in union with his consort. On the other side, Amitayus(?); 11-headed 1000-armed and eyed Avalokiteshvara; a peaceful form of Vajrapani; Vajrasattva in union with his consort; Padmasambhava, the saint who brought Tantric Buddhism to Tibet, as a monk; Manjushri; 4-armed Avalokiteshvara; wrathful Vajrapani; the Indian Mahasiddha Tilopa with his fish; Padmasambhava, Guru Rimpoche as he is usually depicted as a Tantric master and with in a cave; and finally 16-armed Hevajra dancing in union with his consort Nairatmya.