Fragment of a large painting showing Vaisravana, Guardian of the North, with his attendant. Vaisravana wears close-fitting armour and firmly grasps a halberd-banner. There is an animal head at his shoulder. His attendant wears a leopard-head helmet, which covers his head and shoulders. In one hand the attendant holds a mongoose, symbolic of Vaisravana's aspect as Kubera, the Indian god of wealth, in the other hand he holds a cintamani (flaming jewel). Ink and colours on silk.

An00000210 003 l

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