A Tibetan watercolor painting on cotton that depicts Gautama Buddha escorted by two bodhisattvas and blessing a lama above a scene of the lama accompanied by Sarasvatī, a guardian deity who upholds the teachings of Gautama Buddha by offering protection and assistance to practitioners.
The tanka includes a silk cover.
Acquired from various sources. For further information consult entries for individual tankas in the guide to the collection., Gift of an anonymous donor (Yale 1929), 1985.
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Tanka Collection. General Collection of Books and Manuscripts, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.