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Sakya Pandita (1182–1242)

late 17th–early 18th century
Distemper on cloth
Image: 28 x 16 5/8 in. (71.1 x 42.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1924
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Reverend great Grags pa, banner of victory Yidam Manjusri wheel of grace by heretics annihilate Dharmapala, four faces Work prays to do Saskya Pandita.

Saskya Pandita by the grace of the Tutelary Manjusri and the Reverend Yacodhsaja (his guru, rje bstun cenpo grags pa rgyal mtsan) prays [that] with [the aid] of the four-faced Dharmapala, to do the work of annihilating the heretics.

(Translated by Mrs. Antoinette Gordon, American Museum of Natural History, 10/16/62).
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